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Rosell: Nothing To Hide Over Neymar Transfer

Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, has once again reaffirmed the media that the cost of Neymar’s move to the Catalan giants was €57.1m.

In the press conference to announce the redevelopment of Nou Camp, Sandro Rosell was asked about recent reports in Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, alleging the total cost of the Neymar deal was €95m.

“I want to state again that the transfer cost was 57 million and that’s it,” Rosell said.

“There is nothing to cover up, it was all perfectly above board and completely legal”.

The Madrid-based newspaper, El Mundo, reported that the full breakdown of the alleged €95m fee includes €40m to the Neymar family, €17m to Santos, €7.9m for rights to three further young Santos players, €9m for two friendly games between the clubs, €8.5 in commission to Neymar senior, €2.6 in other agents’ fees and a signing-on bonus of €10m.

The Barcelona president, however, made it clear that the Blaugrana are subject to confidentiality clauses which meant he couldn’t reveal all the economic details of the deal.

Judge, Pablo Ruz, has reportedly asked for copies from Santos and FIFA as he investigates a complaint that Rosell and his fellow board members had not told the full truth about the deal. But Rosell stays calm and says the judge can call him to get all details.

“Any confidentiality clauses involving this club, are there because the other part demand it, I respect the contracts we sign,” Rosell added.

“With all respect to the judge, I’m asking him to accept the legal action and call me to declare immediately so I can tell him what I know.

“I would love the judge to start the law-suit as soon as possible and to try to make it short.

“Barça is 1000% transparent with what it explains”.

Could there be any truth in the accusations over the Neymar deal? Have your say in the comment section below.

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