BARCELONA president Josep Maria Bartomeu will stand trial for fraud and corruption regarding the transfer of superstar Neymar.
The Spanish National Court has confirmed his appeal against the allegations was rejected.
And Section Four of the Criminal Chamber now insists Bartomeu must appear in court as part of the corruption trial.
It’s believed that Barcelona struck an agreement for Neymar with Santos two years before he moved to the Nou Camp.
That goes against rules which state that there must always be a ‘free market for player signings.’
Bartomeu, as well as former president Sandro Rosell, are both accused of signing fraudulent contracts in 2011.
Bartomeu was only vice-president at the time but these contracts are alleged to have sealed Neymar’s transfer years in advance of the Brazilian’s actual switch.
Supermarket chain DIS also claims they are still owed money after owning 40 per cent of Neymar’s rights at the time.
The player has already been charged with corruption after it was revealed that Barcelona ended up paying a whopping £72.5million for his signature… despite initially claiming Neymar cost just £14m.