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“I know nothing about Barcelona transfer talks” – Neymar tells court

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I know nothing about Barcelona transfer talks – Neymar denies all wrongdoing

PSG star Neymar Jr has told a court on Tuesday he did not participate in negotiations over his transfer to “childhood dream” club Barcelona from Santos in 2013 but had signed what his father had told him to.

Neymar’s parents, former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and representatives for both the Spanish club and the Brazilian team have also appeared in court, after a complaint brought by Brazilian investment group DIS regarding the amount of the player’s transfer.

Along with Neymar, eight other defendants are on trial on fraud and corruption charges over the transfer, including his parents, representatives of the two clubs, former Barca presidents Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, and former Santos president Odilio Rodrigues.

All defendants have denied wrongdoing.

“I didn’t participate in the negotiations. My father always took care of it and always will. I sign everything he tells me to sign,” Neymar told the court in Barcelona in his first testimony in the trial that began on Monday.

“Playing for Barcelona was always my dream, a childhood dream.”

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