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Barca suing Neymar for ‘breach of contract’

Catalans seek additional 10 percent payment

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Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar warms up prior to the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Toulouse FC (TFC) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
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Barcelona: Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros (Dh36.74 million) for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

The Catalans are asking for an additional 10 per cent payment due to a delay in their demands being met, after presenting the Brazilian striker with them on August 11.

“Barcelona have taken these actions in defence of their interests, after Neymar’s contract was rescinded just a few months after he signed on until 2021,” a club statement said. PSG signed Neymar for a world record 222 million euro ($261.07 million) fee in August. (Reuters)