MADRID — A Spanish judge has ordered the father of Barcelona star Neymar and the club’s chief financial officer to testify as witnesses in a case investigating an alleged tax fraud in the signing of the Brazil striker.
Pablo Ruz cites Neymar Da Silva Santos to appear at the National Court in Madrid on Oct. 1 and also requires Nestor Amela, Barcelona’s financial director, to do the same later that day.
Ruz says in a statement Wednesday that he requires Neymar’s father to provide the court with documents relating to his 22-year-old son’s signing, including the payment terms and conditions, and wants Barcelona to supply its 2013 boardroom minutes up to June 10.
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Neymar’s transfer fee has been under scrutiny almost since his unveiling at the Camp Nou on June 3, 2013.