Neymar, PSG star, reportedly owing Spanish authority €34 million unpaid tax debt

Neymar, PSG star, reportedly owing Spanish authority €34 million unpaid tax debt

- Neymar has been accused of owing Spanish tax office the sum of €34 million

- The Brazilian footballer played for Barcelona between 2013 to 2017

- Neymar has won three French Ligue 1 title since he joined Paris-Saint-Germain

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Neymar who currently plays for Paris-Saint-Germain in France is reportedly topping the list of thousands of names who are owing tax in Spain with the Brazilian said not to have paid €34m.

Spanish authorities are said to be pursuing the Brazilian superstar for tax being owed dating back to his time playing for Barcelona.

According to the report on National Sport, this will be the first time that information about Neymar owing a tax was officially confirmed.

Neymar played for Barcelona for four years between the year of 2013 to 2017, but tax office have not stated whether his move from Santos to Camp Nou made him to be on the list.

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He however appeared on the list of the highest debtors the individuals had to fulfill several criteria including missing the final deadline to pay the debt.

His big move from Santos to Barcelona and that from the Nou Camp to Paris-Saint-Germain are said to be currently investigated by the Spanish tax body.

Barcelona said they paid €57.1 million to sign Neymar from Santos before an investigation by the prosecutor's office in Madrid prompted the club to reveal the actual fee was €86.2 million

Meanwhile, Neymar is not the first top player to be accused of tax as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were also accused on not paying tax.

Neymar, PSG star, reportedly owing Spanish authority €34 million unpaid tax debt

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Brazilian footballer Neymar who currently plays for Paris-Saint-Germain has recorded his name in the history books by become the first individual to land boot deal worth £23m a year.

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The former Barcelona star has however moved ahead the likes of Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine football legend Lionel Messi.

Neymar who recently dropped Nike to sign the mega deal with the German giants however moves a staggering £8m ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo who is five-time Ballon d'Or winner has contract worth £15m.

Neymar's last deal with Nike was 11 years, but Puma did not reveal the number of years they agreed with the Brazilian footballer.

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