The saga of Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain has not ended yet as Barcelona file an official complaint to the Spanish FA (RFEF) to redeem the signing-on fee paid to the player at his final contract renewal.
Signing a mega contract extension in October, the Brazilian earned 8.5 million euros as a loyalty bonus from the Blaugrana at the time.
However Barcelona believe that Neymar’s termination of his contract via his 222m euro release clause just months later has breached the agreement and deemed the bonus null and void, leading them down the official route to take it back.
The overall cost to the player if the authorities rule in favour of the club would be 9.35m euros, as a 10 percent compensation would be tagged onto the signing-on fee as arrears.
Barcelona have stated that, should Neymar be unable to return the money personally, the onus would fall on PSG to recover the funds.
This comes after the Catalan outfit refused to pay the 26m euro bonus allegedly owed to Neymar’s father and agent that falls under the same renewal premium.