Tax authorities in Spain claim that Brazilian hitman Neymar owes them 35 million euros from his four years in Barcelona and his subsequent move to PSG.
As quoted by AS, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish tax authorities have made this claim after analysing the four fiscal years the Brazilian spent as a resident in Spain between 2013 and 2017.
Mundo Deportivo also wrote on Sunday how another Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, had published a story in March this year on the tax authorities requesting details of Neymar's income from PSG, particularly after he had resided in Barcelona for 183 days in 2017 and, therefore, had to declare all income in Spain.
The authorities also requested every document from the case at Barcelona's Social Court 15, which handled the dispute between Barcelona and Neymar over debts claimed from the Brazilian's departure from the club.
Barcelona: Neymar in trouble with the Spanish Treasury | MARCA in English https://t.co/zYr1xQYfNP— moto (@moto2002moto) July 15, 2019
Marca go ahead and report that after a series of investigations, the Treasury has concluded that the Brazilian forward had irregularities in his statements for his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, as well as with his renewal bonus which was agreed with Barcelona.
Hence, to summarize the whole issue, if Neymar does not pay the 35m euro amount that he owes, he could have his properties seized and his legal case would end up in court. Due to this situation, his possible return to the Camp Nou could derail, and he could take the same route that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo did in their respective cases with the Treasury.