Barcelona Brazilian must pay 35 million euros to the tax authorities
Neymar is in legal trouble with the tax authorities in Spain as the Spanish Treasury is demanding 35 million euros for the four seasons he played at Barcelona.
Following a series of investigations, the Treasury has concluded that the Brazilian forward had irregularities in his statements for his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, as well as with his renewal bonus which was agreed with Barcelona.
If Neymar does not pay the 35m euro amount, the 27-year-old could have his properties seized and his legal case would end up in court. Due to this situation, his possible return to the Camp Nou is made to be more complicated, and he could repeat the same story that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had to go through with the Treasury.
On the part of PSG, they delivered the player’s contract to the Treasury but with figures crossed out. Also, the Treasury has requested all the documents and contracts from the court that is dealing with Neymar‘s case against Barcelona, where he argues that he is owed money as part of his bonus payment before leaving for Paris.
The problems for the player do not end there. The Brazilian Treasury has seized 36 properties for an amount of approximately 16m euros as they investigate Neymar‘s move from Santos to Barcelona, with the belief that he evaded taxes of around 40m euros.