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Neymar Snr to be Barca case witness

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner discusses Neymar's potential and what more he has to prove for Brazil.

Spanish High Court judge Pablo Ruz has summoned the father of Neymar to appear as a witness on Oct 1. as part of a probe into the Barcelona star's transfer from Santos. 

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Barca financial director Nestor Almela has also been called on the same day.

Former Blaugrana president Sandro Rosell, who resigned in January following Ruz's decision to investigate a lawsuit brought against him over the transfer, testified on July 22.

In a statement dated last Friday, the judge has handed Neymar Snr a period of 10 days in which to provide the court with several pieces of documentation relating to his son's move to the Camp Nou in the summer of 2013.

These include details of the amounts paid by Barcelona in variable remunerations, expenses reimbursements and direct payments associated with the player and his family's move to Spain.

He has additionally demanded that Neymar Snr submit documentation connected to the payment of 900,000 euros from image rights for the 2013-14 season, as well as the 2013 invoices relating to the charging of five percent commission on the income of Neymar Jnr and N&N, the company belonging to the player's parents.

Ruz has also asked for Barcelona's 2013 boardroom minutes up until June 10, in addition to requesting that an expert compile a report on the payments and payment agreements arising from the player's transfer.

Meanwhile, the High Court judge has given the parties involved five days in which to respond to the documentation submitted to extend the suit to encompass current Barca chief Josep Maria Bartomeu and economic vice-president Javier Faus.

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