While his son is trying to decide if he will stay at Barcelona or become the most expensive player in the history of the game by moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar Sr issued a written statement announcing that their battle to prove they hadn’t cheated the Brazilian State by avoiding paying taxes is finally over.
It is with great joy the we received the news of the termination of proceedings regarding the complaint on tax evasion directed by the Federal Public Ministry. The proceeding is officially closed, thus it proves the lawfulness on every act we took
the Barcelona star’s father mentioned in his statement.
During four years of unfounded accusations me, my family and our employees suffered a lot and in every possible way. But albeit lots of people doubt, there’s justice in our country. Accusation by accusation, one after the other, they were all defeated by our defence, leaving it clear that we did not evade not one penny in taxes
a very relieved and definitely enthusiastic Neymar Sr stated, before turning his attention to the immediate future.
Now I hope we can focus only in our jobs, and that me and my family can have the peace we deserve
the statement read. Neymar had been the subject of an investigation regarding tax evasion of millions of euros, and last year he was even fined €56.7 million (a fine he didn’t have to pay, after all), for earnings he hid from the tax authorities of Brazil, money coming from Santos, Barcelona and sponsors between 2011 and 2014.