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.
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.
FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu strongly defended his club`s youth system and hinted that outside forces were behind the decision published by FIFA to prohibit the club from signing any new players until June 2015.
Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year in the latest twist to a saga that has already claimed the scalp of one club president.