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FC Barcelona sues Neymar for $10m over PSG transfer

The club also demanded that Neymar pay back the sum he received

IANS  |  Barcelona 

Brazilian soccer star Neymar holds his team shirt as he shakes with the chairman of Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al-Khelaifi during a press conference in Paris. Photo: PTI/AP
Brazilian soccer star Neymar holds his team shirt as he shakes with the chairman of Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al-Khelaifi during a press conference in Paris. Photo: PTI/AP

football giants on Tuesday took legal action against their former star Neymar, demanding 8.5 million euros ($10 million) over what they called breach of contract.

The club also demanded that Neymar pay back the sum he received when he extended his contract last year, given that the Brazil forward has now paid his 222 million euros ($261 million) buy-out clause to join Paris Saint-Germain, reports Efe.

"The club demands from Neymar Jr the amount already paid for the renewal premium due to the breach of contract, in addition to 8.5 million euros in damages and an additional 10 per cent in arrears," said in a statement.

Barcelona said they had sent the Royal Spanish Football Federation the lawsuit against Neymar that they submitted on August 11 to a court in Barcelona so it could pass it on "to the appropriate authorities in the French Football Federation and FIFA", Barcelona said in a statement.

"The club also requests take on responsibility for the payment of these fees if the player cannot do so himself," it said.

Barcelona continues to express their public disagreement after the player paid the buy-out clause to end the contract unilaterally.

Neymar said he was so sad with Barcelona's officials, after four great years at the club.

 

First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 08:59 IST
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