Neymar’s properties frozen amid tax evasion by Brazilian authorities

The Brazilian authorities have blocked 36 properties belonging to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker, Neymar as they seek 69 million reais (14 million euros) in back taxes.

This is amid a long-running tax battle and the authorities claim that the amount is due in connection with Neymar’s 2013 transfer from Santos to FC Barcelona.

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Following this action, the striker can only use the property, but can’t sell them.

The striker has been battling with rape accusation in recent weeks, where a 22-year-old Brazilian woman had accused him of raping her in a hotel in Paris.

Neymar denied the accusation, saying the relationship was consensual.

There has been a report over the weekend that PSG is preparing to sell Neymar, as the club chairman, Nassar Al-Khelaifi warned that irresponsible behaviour will no longer be tolerated from players.