Neymar’s father admits he could quit Barcelona over tax issues

Neymar’s father has said that the player could leave Barcelona, because of his ongoing tax issues in Spain.

The La Liga club are keen to renew the Brazil captain’s contract and are currently in negotiations over a new deal.

But his father and manager, Neymar Santos Sr, has raised doubts over his son’s future at the Nou Camp.

“We’ve begun contract renewal talks, but there are outstanding issues that concern us, and which need to be resolved,” Neymar Sr told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

“Since we arrived to Spain we have been under attack and it has extended to Brazil. For the last two-and-a-half years, we have had to defend ourselves from accusations.

“We will respect Neymar’s contract with Barca but regarding the contract extension, we need a deal that gives us peace of mind for Neymar, my companies and my family.

“We are not thinking of leaving Spain but we have a problem. We’ve never experienced such major tax issues.

“I don’t want to use the word persecution, but if the working environment here is not good, we won’t be able to remain in Spain and will have to leave the country.”

Neymar joined Barca in 2013 from Brazilian club, Santos.

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