Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Barca Sue Neymar For Breach Of Contract

Spanish giants Barcelona are still licking their wounds from Neymar's transfer to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.
The club released an official club statement that they are suing Neymar Jr. for a breach of contract.

Barca are now attempting to claim back money already paid to the player.

The Catalan club said on Tuesday they believe they are owed money that Neymar received as part of a renewal bonus when he signed a new contract last year, in addition to €8.5m in damages plus interest.

The amount of the renewal bonus the club are seeking was not immediately made public.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Barca said they had passed the complaint on to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), having first filed the lawsuit in a Barcelona court on Aug. 11.
"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," the statement read.

"In the lawsuit, the club demands the player return the already paid sum for his contract renewal because he has not fulfilled his contract; €8.5m in damages; and an additional 10 percent in interest. The club also requests that PSG subsidise the amounts in the event that the player cannot take responsibility."
The lawsuit was submitted on 11 August to the Labour Tribunal in Barcelona.

Following the transfer, Barca announced the club was withholding a further 26m euro loyalty bonus from the player after he put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at Camp Nou last October.
"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," Barcelona spokesman Josep 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."
Neymar criticised the directors of the club on Sunday after scoring twice on his home debut for PSG in a 6-2 win over Toulouse.
"I spent four beautiful years there and parted happy," said the 25-year-old.

"But with [the board], no. For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca. Barca deserve much better."

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