Blaugrana to appeal in Neymar case

Barcelona are to launch an appeal against the decision to send current club President Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell to trial. 

AS reports that the pair are due to appear in court over alleged irregularities and tax fraud in the signing of Brazilian star Neymar from Santos in June 2013, while a recent development in the case has seen prosecutors ask for prison sentences and fines for both men.

They are also seeking € 22.2m from the club itself, although Barca continue to argue that any tax anomalies are down to administrative errors and not fraud.

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