Football

Neymar Barcelona transfer controversy continues

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Neymar remained at the centre of a transfer storm as last night Santos president , Odilio Rodrigues, claimed that the club was not made aware of payments made in 2011.

Barcelona made an £8.2 million payment to Neymars' father - who also acts as his agent - to secure the signing of the talented 22-year-old.

However, Odilio Rodrigues has claimed that the club was not told about this, and subsequently gave Neymar permission to talk to other clubs last year, despite Barcelona already having his services secured.

This comes a day after Neymars' father made comments that the Brazilian club was aware of the payment.

Santos only received a sum of £14m from Barcelona, where his father's company received a  significantly larger sum £24.7m in the summer, to go alongside the money already payed in 2011.

Rodrigues has not ruled out taking legal action on the Spanish giants, as he claims they hid the real cost of the transfer, and that his club should have received more money from the deal.

He said: "I always asked Neymar's father if he had received anything from Barcelona and he always denied it."

"When I was in contact with (former Barcelona president) Sandro Rosell, he also always denied it."

Rosell resigned from his role last week, amid claims over the messy contract, and that false contracts has been shown to Santos. Furthermore, he claims that FIFA regulations were not breached, when he made the advance payment to Neymars' father.

The published fee for the Brazilian wonder kid was £47m, however a Spanish judge has now accepted to hear a lawsuit brought forward by a club member, over the irregularities in the transfer.

Neymar is carrying Brazil's hopes for this years World Cup, as they aim to win it on home soil, come July.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Barcelona
Neymar
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again