Barcelona and Neymar In The Clear As Allegations From Santos Are Rejected By Fifa
Barcelona are one of the most exciting clubs at the moment in Europe and though they failed to lift the league or the UCL trophy last season, they did manage to show their quality in bursts.
The likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr are easily one of the best-attacking trios in Europe at the moment but neither of them is without their share of controversies on and off the pitch.
While the Uruguayan is known for his antics of biting Georgio Chiellini in the World Cup in Brazil, the Argentine hitman’s tax allegations shook his whole fan base.
And Brazilian star Neymar recently had his own set of controversy after his move to Barcelona came under the scanner.
The 25-year old, who is now an established superstar at the highest level, joined the Spanish giants back in 2013 when he was just 21.
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However, most of the details of his deal were enclosed, which have now come back to haunt him.
Santos appeal against Barcelona and Neymar
His childhood club Santos sold Neymar to Barcelona in 2013 for a fee of around €58. At least, that is the official fee the is registered in the books for Barcelona.
The rules dictate that a percentage of the money will go to the agent but rest is supposed to be received by the club who own the player but Santos claim that Neymar’s deal was anything but fair.
The Brazilian club filed a report against the Spanish giants claiming that they were not paid the entirety of the amount on Neymar’s sale.
The report claimed that the club earned only €17m while the rest of the funds were directed to N&N’s account, a company owned by Neymar’s parents.
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This could have been a huge problem for Neymar as the report also asked for a six-month suspension of the player but the attacker was given some good news today.
FIFA rejects appeal
According to reports from Marca, FIFA, football’s governing body has rejected any kind of claims from Santos and has cleared Neymar’s move to Barcelona once and for all.
After reviewing the documents and cross-checking them, FIFA determined that there was not a disturbance in any of the details that were mentioned in the deal and that Barcelona, Neymar and his parents are no more in trouble.
Neymar himself can file a petition of false acquisition on his former club, which he can only do in the next ten days, but it is to be seen if he decides to do so.
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