Neymar’s plea rejected by Spain national court


Spain’s national court has rejected Neymar’s request to throw out a probe into alleged irregularities involving his transfer to Barcelona two years ago.

The court announced on Wednesday it will look into a complaint made by a Brazilian investment group which claims it was financially harmed when Barcelona and Neymar allegedly withheld the real amount of the player’s transfer fee from Brazilian club Santos in 2013.

The complaint made in June by investment group DIS names Neymar, his father and Barcelona as defendants, along with former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and current president Josep Bartomeu.