Neymar has astonishingly demanded UEFA to expel his former club Barcelona from the European competitions due to the club not paying his bonus. Neymar made the €222 million (£196 million) switch from Barcelona to Paris St Germain in the summer. Thus, he has become the world’s most expensive player by a significant margin. Even before his departure, things became ugly between Neymar and Barcelona with the player clashing with his teammates during training. After the departure, Neymar’s camp claimed that the Brazilian was due a loyalty bonus which was worth in the region of £23 million.
The Brazilian is reportedly eligible for this payment after signing a new five-year contract with the Spanish outfit in the summer of 2016. Even though Barcelona claimed that the payment was only worth around £7.5 million, they are not ready to pay this figure due to Neymar forcing a move away from the club just 12 months after signing this contract. PSG did not need to undergo any negotiations with Barcelona in order to sign Neymar, as they were able to meet the player’s release clause.
Neymar may be demanding Barcelona’s exit from the Champions League, but PSG could find themselves in a similar position if UEFA’s report finds the club guilty of spending beyond the limits. A number of leagues and clubs have demanded enquiry into PSG’s mammoth deal for Neymar. Even though the club recorded revenues of around €400 million, the deal to bring in Neymar is expected to cost more than €500 million over the next five years.