THE controversial transfer of one of the world’s biggest footballing superstars for a mere £7.5m has shone a light on the murky workings of the Kenna, according to inside sources.
Neymar – the Brazilian poster child of World Cup 2014 – was originally sold to the Where’s Neymar? manager for a staggering £75m at last night’s Emerson World Cup auction, but was later returned to the auctioneer’s list after the same manager fell foul of the Titus Bramble ruling.
But eyebrows were raised when it became clear that only two managers were still eligible to bid for the playmaker, who bagged a brace in the World Cup curtain raiser against Croatia. One of those managers was the Kenna chairman.
“It just seems a bit strange that almost at the end of the auction, Neymar is returned to the pot and the chairman is straight in there bidding away with a war chest close to fifty big ones,” said a source close to the Kenna camp.
And in a further development, investigations have shown that the Where’s Neymar manager – whose error led to Neymar being returned to the eligible player list to the chairman’s benefit – has not paid his subscription.
The Chairman was unavailable for comment.
In further controversy, the chairman is also rumoured to have tried to cover up a Titus Bramble forfeit when he illegally bought a second German, Marco Reus.
Accusations of ‘this isn’t FIFA’ led to the chairman admitting his error and losing Mario Gotze on a Bramble.