Trio summoned in Neymar case

Neymar, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell have all been summoned to Spain’s High Court this week in relation to the DIS case.

Barca President Bartomeu and his predecessor Rosell will be the first to appear before Judge Jose de la Mata on Monday, along with former Santos officials Odilo Rodriguez and Luis Alvaro de Oliveira and representatives from both clubs, while it will be the turn of Neymar, his parents and a representative of the player’s company N&N a day later.

The Catalans’ former Vice-President Javier Faus has also been called in as a witness on Tuesday, but De la Mata has refused advances from Real Madrid, who provided information about their bid last October, and journalists close to the case.

Bartomeu and Rosell were first summoned to court last February, when Barca were alleged to have paid €83m for Neymar, as opposed to the official figure of €57m.

However, the latest complaint concerns investment fund DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar’s economic rights and claims Barca only paid €17m for the player, subsequently being short-changed in the process.

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