Friday, December 15, 2017
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Barcelona suing Neymar for $10m signing bonus

La Liga side wants ex-striker to pay back the bonus for an October 2016 contract that tied him to the club through 2021.

Neymar

Spanish football club Barcelona is suing Brazil striker Neymar for the €8.5 million euro ($10 million) bonus it paid him for signing a contract he later broke to join French side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on a world-record transfer.

The La Liga giants said on Tuesday that they wanted Neymar to pay back the bonus for a contract in October 2016 that tied him to the club through 2021. They also want an additional 10 per cent interest.

Neymar was able to leave Barcelona earlier this month after PSG paid 222 million euros ($262 million) to trigger a release clause included in his contract.


READ MORE: What could you buy for Neymar's transfer fee?


Barcelona said in a statement that it "has taken these actions in defense of its interests after the unilateral breaking of the contract carried out by Neymar just a few months after having signed his renewal".

The club is also demanding that PSG pay the money, if Neymar is unable to do so.

Barcelona said the suit was filed on August 11.

On Sunday, Neymar criticised the Barcelona board after helping PSG beat Toulouse in Ligue 1.

"I do have something to say, that I am disappointed with them (Barcelona directors)," he said.

"I spent four very happy years there and left happy, but not with them. For me they shouldn't be in charge of Barcelona. Barca deserve much better and everyone knows this."


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Russia banned from South Korea Wint...

Read More

Palestinians to appeal over Israeli...

Read More

No 'R-word': US groups call to drop...

Read More

Italy fails to reach World Cup afte...

Read More

Erbil marathon cancelled amid decli...

Read More

FIFA delays taking action on Israel...

Read More

Global_News

Amnesty International calls on Saudi-led bloc to lift blockade of Qatar, which it says is harming thousands of families.

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Week in Pictures

From snowfall to sunshine

Palestinians hold 'day of rage'