Barcelona have paid 13.5 million euros (£11.7m) to the Spanish authorities after they were charged last week with tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar, the club said on Monday.Newspaper La Vanguardia report that the Blaugrana will deposit the amount on Monday if approved in a board meeting.
High Court judge Pablo Ruz insisted that €9m (£7.5m) was the amount the Catalan side had evaded in the deal that brought the striker to Spain.
And it is believed that the Camp Nou outfit will try and reduce the impact of the Neymar case by making the payment.
It will be made via the complementary tax return method, “that means paid outside the stipulated time frame. It would exonerate them from penal responsibilities without accepting the charges,” La Vanguardia explain.