Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil superstar Neymar ‘files £26m lawsuit against Barcelona’ for bonuses he alleged being owed him…. but Barcelona also filed their own claim against their former player.
The Brazil international joined PSG from Barcelona for a record fee last summer. The huge transfer fee has brought a judicial battle between Neymar and Barca.
The Brazilian alleged he is owed £23m from his Barca renewal bonus plus interest, the Nou Camp outfit however, believed Neymar breached the terms of contract.
Neymar has filed a lawsuit against Barcelona, demanding to be paid the £26million he believes he is owed by his former club.
The Brazilian’s claims are in tied to a contract he signed at the Nou Camp in October 2016, just 10 months before leaving the club for Ligue 1 side.
According to Spanish outlet El Mundo, Neymar claims he is owed £23m from the renewal bonus which was part of the terms of his deal, plus a further 10 per cent interest.
It refers to a bonus placed in Neymar’s contract which he signed at Barcelona in October 2016
The Catalan club, however, have launched a counter claim against their former superstar.
Barca believe they are owed money by Neymar from the first part of the renewal bonus in the same contract – as well as £8m in damages. In total around £65m.
The judicial battle between the two began to take shape last August when Barca refused to pay the second part of the player’s renewal premium after learning he had decided to move to PSG.
Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, believed the payment should not be sanctioned as the player had already decided to leave the club.
The La Liga giants have taken the stance that the player, who penned an extension until 2021, has unilaterally breached the terms of the contract.
Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, believed the second renewal bonus should not be sanctioned last August as the player had already decided to leave the club for PSG