Spanish court wants two-year prison sentence for Barca's Neymar

Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barca president Sandro Rosell and a fine of $8.9 million for the club. Photograph:( Getty )

Barcelona, Spain Nov 23, 2016, 12.57 PM (IST)

Spain's public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing on Wednesday.

Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barca president Sandro Rosell and a fine of 8.4 million euros ($8.9 million) for the club, but called for charges against current president Josep Maria Bartomeu to be dropped.

(Reuters)