Barcelona explains rare details of Neymar deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm •  Published: January 24, 2014
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona offered a rare peek into the obscure world of soccer contracts on Friday. insisting Neymar's transfer cost was 57.1 million euros ($78 million) and announcing the Brazilian star will earn at least 56.7 million euros over five years.

Team President Sandro Rosell resigned Thursday after a judge had agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by club member Jordi Cases alleging he had hid the real cost of the deal in false contracts.

New President Josep Bartomeu said Neymar's father, Neymar Silva Santos, had freed the club of confidentiality agreements and allowed Barcelona to make details public.