The trial in which Barcelona are accused of concealing how much they paid for the transfer of Brazilian star Neymar will take place in the Catalan capital after an appeal for the case to be moved from Madrid was upheld.
Spanish prosecutors are requesting a prison sentence of two years and three months for Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and seven for his predecessor, Sanrdo Rosell, over the so-called Neymar affair, judicial sources said on Monday.
A Spanish judge on Friday upheld a tax fraud case against FC Barcelona`s current and ex-chairman over the signing of striker Neymar, taking them a step closer to a possible trial, a judicial source said.
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes the club's identification with the Catalan region is a major factor in imputing tax fraud charges against him over signing Brazilian striker Neymar.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Saturday claimed that Lionel Messi doesn't care about other players' statistics. The Argentine scored a brace and provided two assists helping Barca rout Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
Prosecutors in Spain have dropped charges against Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu over alleged tax irregularities concerning the signing of Brazil star Neymar, according to a judgement made public on Friday.