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Neymar to Be Sued by Barcelona for Breach of Contract After PSG Move

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Barcelona will sue Neymar for breach of contract over his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, reported Bleacher Report.

The lawsuit revolves around an €8.5 million loyalty bonus on his last Barcelona contract. Spanish football expert Graham Hunter and ESPN FC's Samuel Marsden relayed the news.

Neymar signed a contract extension with the Catalan giants in October last year before leaving for Paris earlier this month in a €222 million deal.
On Tuesday, Barca issued a statement to their official website:

"FC Barcelona has sent the Spanish Football Federation the labour lawsuit against Neymar Jr they submitted on 11 August at the Labour Tribunal in Barcelona so that they can pass it on to the appropriate authorities in the French Football Federation and FIFA.

"In the lawsuit, the Club demands the player return the already paid sum for his contract renewal as he has not completed his contract; 8.5 million euros in damages; and an additional 10% because of delayed payment. The Club also requests Paris Saint-Germain take on responsibility for the payment of these fees if the player cannot do so himself."

The club added it is seeking to "protect its interests" after Neymar's departure so soon after signing a new deal.

Per, Neymar took aim at Barca's directors on Sunday after helping his new side thrash Toulouse 6-2 at the Parc des Princes in Paris:

"I don't have anything to say to the Barcelona board. For me. ... Well, actually I have something to say: That I am disappointed with them.

"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."

Sky Sports' Kaveh Solhekol believed the comments could be in relation to an outstanding loyalty bonus payment.


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