Brazil: Corruption case a complication for Neymar, says Brazil coach

Author(s): Pedro Fonseca, Rodrigo Viga Gaier | Date: November 29, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://in.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/feIqdv | Type: Text

A Spanish corruption case surrounding Neymar’s transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 is certain to influence the Brazil forward’s form, national team coach Tite said on Monday.
Spain’s public prosecutor last week called for Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in the fraud case.
It stems from a complaint by Brazilian investment group, DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar’s transfer rights and alleges it received less money than it was entitled to because Barca concealed the real transfer fee.
“It’s a lie to say that he (Neymar) is coming to work and leaving all his problems off the field,” Tite told Reuters in an exclusive interview. “Yes, it is going to have an influence and he is going to need a group of people to advise him.

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