Barcelona have agreed to pay a €5.5million fine over the transfer of Neymar in 2013 from Santos. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu admitted that there had been “a mistake… in tax planning” in connection with the transfer.
“We have had to accept paying a €5.5m fine due to a mistake in the 2011 and 2013 tax planning in the signing of Neymar. “
“It was better to accept this agreement than continue on with the uncertainty that has dragged on for a long time over the Neymar case.” Bartomeu added.