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Volume 10 No. 23
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Brazilian Side Santos Seeks Court Injunction For Access To Documents In Neymar Transfer

Neymar's former club Santos has "sought a Brazilian court injunction to get access to all the documents relating to the player's controversial transfer to Barcelona last summer," according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN. The Brazilian club has contacted both Barça and Neymar's father to "try to clarify exactly how much was paid to whom during the transfer, but it remains unsatisfied with the explanations given to date." Barcelona has admitted that it "paid out a total of 86.2 million euros when signing Neymar last summer but say the 'transfer fee' constituted only 57.1 million -- 17.1 million of which was paid to Santos, with the player’s father receiving the other 40 million." Santos released a statement on Tuesday saying that the club "still had reservations about the whole arrangement and wanted a judge to grant it access to all the relevant paperwork involved" (ESPN, 2/12).