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Neymar Fee Could Rise To R2.47 BILLION

Spanish tax authorities have submitted a report to judge, Pablo Ruz, confirming that FC Barcelona have committed fraud amounting to over €9m (R 131 million).

Former Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, who stepped down after controversial details of Neymar’s transfer became public, must now appear to testify before the judge as an official suspect in the investigation.

The club, which has also been named as an official suspect, must send a representative to the hearing on June 13 as well.

AS reports that in the worst possible scenario for the Catalan giants, the cost of the Brazilian signing could rise to €169.9m (R 2.47 billion).

According to the Spanish paper, the figure is obtained by adding the following payments: Federative rights (17 million euros) compensation (40), bonus (10), commission paid to Neymar’s father (2.7), Ballon d’Or (2), sponsors (4), social projects (2.5), first refusal on Santos players (7.9), scouting in Brazil (2), friendly match (4.5), voluntary tax payment (13.5), unpaid tax (9.1) and the maximum potential fine for tax fraud (54.6).

The Blaugrana already ‘voluntarily’ paid €13.5m (R 197 million) when they were first investigated for tax fraud. However, this payment does not absolve them of the crime, because the money was paid when the proceedings were already underway.

Current Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and economic vice-president, Javier Faus, could also still be named as suspects and summoned to testify.

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