Neymar summoned to testify over Barcelona transfer

Brazilian footballer Neymar will testify in court over alleged fraud in his transfer

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Neymar ordered to appear in court over Barcelona transfer

Spain's national court has ordered Neymar to testify in an investigation into alleged irregularities involving his transfer to Barcelona.

The court says Neymar's parents, former Barcelona President Sandro Rosell and current President Josep Bartomeu will also have to appear before a judge. The Brazil striker is set to testify on Feb. 2.

The national court last year rejected Neymar's request to throw out a probe into the irregularities. The court is looking into a complaint made by a Brazilian investment group which claims it was financially harmed when Barcelona and Neymar allegedly withheld the actual amount of the player's transfer fee from the Brazilian club Santos, in 2013.

The complaint made in June by investment group DIS named Neymar, his father and Barcelona as defendants, along with Rosell and Bartomeu.