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Football: Brazil prosecutors probe Neymar transfer details

Published on Jan 30, 2014 9:56 AM
 
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior gestures during an open training session at the Mini Stadium in Barcelona on Jan 3, 2014. Brazil's state prosecution service said on Wednesday it has called on tax authorities to probe the controversial transfer of star striker Neymar to Barcelona.-- FILE PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazil's state prosecution service said on Wednesday it has called on tax authorities to probe the controversial transfer of star striker Neymar to Barcelona.

The details surrounding the deal have already led to the resignation of former Barca chairman Sandro Rosell and sparked a judicial wrangle in Spain.

The transfer cost an initial reported 57.1 million euros (S$99.5 million), plus a 2-million-euro bonus if the 21-year-old star makes the finals of the Fifa World Player of Year award.

But various add-ons take the deal to a total 86 million euros - including a reported 40 million for N&N, Neymar's family firm run by his father.

 
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