Barcelona has claimed victory in their legal battle against former player Neymar Jnr, who claimed he was entitled to €22million in an unpaid bonus in the final renewal of the player’s contract. The verdict was announced today by Social Court 15 in Barcelona.
Neymar, who joined FC Barcelona at the start of the 2013-14 season and left in 2017 for the Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer, has now been ordered to pay the club €6.7 million.
“The ruling has fully dismissed the player’s claim for payment of 43.6 million euros and has accepted a large part of the defence presented by FC Barcelona, as a result of which the player must return 6.7 million euros to the club. Since the player’s representative is entitled to appeal this decision, the club shall continue to fervently defend its legitimate interests.” Barcelona wrote on its website.