It seems that the relationship between Barcelona and Neymar is still not over despite the fact that Brazilian already debuted for Paris Saint-Germain.
Five-time European champions are about to sue the former player. Things are about to get nasty.
The transfer of Neymar Jr. to Paris Saint-Germain produced several controversies in the football world. First of all because of the Financial Fair Play, that once again looked ridiculous.
You see, in order to avoid the rules of the European football union, the management of the Parisians made a sponsorship deal in which Neymar was about to become one of the trademarks of the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. Basically, the transfer had nothing to do with the club from Paris. Neymar used that money to activate the buyout clause and to buy his freedom.
But nevertheless, the heads of the Catalonian club decided to sue the former star of Santos, demanding back 8.5 million euros which he got as a bonus for the contract extension during the previous year. Blaugrana is also demanding 10% profits from other marketing areas on which they have rights.
“FC Barcelona have sent a claim to be made against Neymar for breach of contract to the RFEF for it to be passed on to the French Football Federation [FFF] and FIFA,” wrote in a statement which was released because of this case.
According to Joseph Vives, Barcelona’s spokesman Neymar didn’t meet all the conditions of the contract
“There were three conditions — one, that the player didn’t negotiate with another club before July 31; two, that he publicly expressed his decision to fulfil his contract; and three, the payment was to be made on Sept. 1 to ensure he didn’t go to another club,” Vives said.
“With these criteria not met, the club will not pay the renewal bonus. The money is no longer with a notary but back with the club.”
This document was addressed to the Football Federation of Spain.
Meanwhile, in Paris, the Brazilian captain is dominating the fields. After two games played, he already has three goals and four assists in his stats. Against Toulouse, he had shown why he is the most expensive player in the whole world. With a player less on the field, he led PSG to a convincing 6-2 win.
When he was asked about the current situation with Barcelona, Neymar had a brief response in which he stated that he is very disappointed with the persons in charge of his former club.
“I do have something to say: that I am disappointed with them [the Barca directors],” Neymar said after PSG’s win over Toulouse on Sunday.
“I spent four years there and was very happy. I began happy, spent four years happy and left happy. But not with them. For me, they shouldn’t be in charge of Barca. Barca deserve much better, and everyone knows this.”
The saga with Neymar and Barca is far from the end.