Barcelona: Neymar Transfer Under Investigation Again

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Neymar at the Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, September 15. La Liga has reopened an investigation into Neymar's transfer to Barcelona. PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty

An investigation into Neymar's transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 is being re-opened by La Liga.

The Brazilian's £57 million ($75 million) move to the Camp Nou three summers ago has already been the subject of an alleged fraud investigation.

That saw Barcelona agree to pay a £4.4 million ($5.8 million) to Spanish authorities in June, but the case has now been re-opened by La Liga.

A statement from the governing body said: "Following widespread media reports, La Liga confirms an informative hearing will be launched with FC Barcelona in relation to the agreement reached between the club's board and the Spanish Public Prosecutor's Office in the Neymar legal case."

Neymar, meanwhile, has made a positive start on the field for Barcelona, scoring in the Catalan's 7-0 thrashing of Celtic in the Champions League Tuesday.