Neymar, who plays for PSG, was found not guilty of fraud

Neymar, who plays for PSG, was found not guilty of fraud

Friday, Spanish prosecutors dismissed suspicions of corruption and fraud against football player Neymar and others implicated in his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona.

In an unexpected move, the prosecutor declared the dismissal of all charges and claims against every defendant.

Neymar, 30 years old, revealed he did not recollect participating in the 2011 negotiations that led to his transfer from Santos to Barcelona two years later.

Neymar, a key member of the Brazil team that will compete at the World Cup in Qatar next month, was demanded a two-year prison sentence and a fine of €10 million by Spanish prosecutors.

The dismissal of the claims closes a protracted legal dispute regarding Neymar’s high-profile transfer to Europe.

In 2017, he joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222 million. PSG is owned by Qatar.

Along with his parents and their management company, N&N, Neymar was one of nine defendants on trial for corruption-related allegations.

AFP

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