Neymar’s appeal over fraud charges regarding his transfer from Santos to Barcelona has been rejected by the Spanish court and he is set to stand trial on corruption charges. The Brazilian investment group DIS, the complainant claimed it was entitled to 40 percent of the transfer fee but received a smaller compensation because some part of the deal was shrouded in secrecy.

Prosecutors are therefore seeking a 2-year jail term, a €10m fine for the Brazilian and his father, a fine of about €9m from Barcelona and €7m from Santos. Both of them are unlikely to face any jail time if found guilty because they would be first-time offenders.