Neymar's management company has said the Paris Saint-Germain superstar is not the subject of a new tax investigation in Spain, despite recent reports to the contrary.
El Mundo Deportivo (h/t Goal's Sacha Pisani) reported on Monday that Spanish tax authorities had opened a fresh investigation into Neymar's finances. However, NR Sports posted a statement via its Instagram account denying that was the case:
"NR Sports, the company responsible for the exclusive management of Neymar Jr's career and image rights, hereby states that, on the contrary to the material published by the Spanish newspaper 'El Mundo' and reproduced in various means of communications, no investigative procedure was opened by the Spanish Treasury against Neymar Jr.
"What happened, in fact, was a request from the Spanish Revenue Service to the local Labor Court to be informed of the outcome of the facts of a scheduled hearing on March 21. That is, the Revenue Service wants to be kept in the loop of the outcome of the process."
The reported investigation was said to be focused on a bonus Neymar was paid by Barcelona for the five-year contract extension he signed at the Camp Nou in 2016, per France 24, though there is an active dispute between Neymar and Barcelona over the payment.