A Brazilian court has frozen assets of Barcelona star Neymar, his family and related businesses valued at 188.8 million Brazilian reals ($48 million, €42 million).
The Sao Paulo federal court said on Friday that the 23-year-old is alleged to have evaded 63 million reals in Brazil taxes (almost $16m or €14m) between 2011 and 2013.
"He will be able to discuss the frozen assets in a civil court,'' Martins told The Associated Press. "But legislation in Brazil isn't too harsh. If Neymar pays what he owes, he is very likely to be free from any other punishment.''
Contacted by the AP, Neymar's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, referred all question to Neymar's father, Neymar da Silva Santos. (credit:espn)