In what can be seen as major revelations in the developing rift between star footballer Neymar and his former club FC Barcelona, the new PSG No 10 has urged UEFA to oust Barcelona from the Champions League in a dispute over their ongoing alleged outstanding loyalty payment. As per reports, Neymar has called on UEFA to expel Barcelona from the Champions League in a dispute over an outstanding loyalty payment.

According to Omnisport, Neymar’s legal team has handed a request to European football’s governing body following to his fallout with La Liga giants Barcelona. While it is learned that UEFA’s response is still awaited as the European administrative body is yet to give their remarks on the latter submitted from Neymar’s team.

During the summer transfer season, the 25-year-old went on sign a mammoth deal with Ligue-giants PSG as the face of the club after Unai Emery‘s side and Barcelona reached an agreement for a whopping  €222million transfer deal with a 5-year contract which also paved the way for several PSG players. 

Neymar’s associates are adamant that the player is owed a €26m loyalty bonus which is stipulated in the contract extension. In August, FIFA confirmed that they are investigating an official complaint from the former La Liga star against the Catalan giants.

While PSG have rubbished the reports regarding their  €222million signing that he has breached the terms of his deal by initiating a transfer deal for a move away with the Ligue-1 champions who were eventually knocked-out by Barcelona in their UEFA Champions League campaign last season.   

To demand the return of the “renewal premium” paid to Neymar when he signed his last contract, the club had launched a separate case back in August. With plus 10% in arrears, the Spanish club wants Neymar to return the amount of €8.5million and if he fails to do then the amount is supposed to be paid by his current club.  

First Published | 9 October 2017 3:46 PM
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