Football Soccer - Real Sociedad v Barcelona - Spanish Liga Santander - Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain - 27/11/2016 Barcelona's Neymar reacts. REUTERS/Vincent West
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A Spanish corruption case surrounding Neymar's transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 is certain to influence the Brazil forward's form, national team coach Tite said Monday.Spain's public prosecutor last week called for Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in the fraud case.It stems from a complaint by Brazilian investment group, DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar's transfer rights and alleges it received less money than it was entitled to because Barca concealed the real transfer fee.Former Corinthians coach Tite, who once described the pressure on Neymar as "inhumane" has worked hard to reduce Brazil's reliance on him since taking over as coach in June.
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