SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, (THEWILL) – A court in Spain has ordered Brazilian International and Paris St-Germain forward, Neymar, to pay £6.1m to his former club, Barcelona.
THEWILL recalls that Neymar had taken Barcelona to court claiming he is still owed 43.6m euros in loyalty bonuses by the club.
However, a judge has ruled in favour of Barcelona though Neymar can appeal the decision.
Barcelona, however, said they “welcomed” the judgement and would “continue to firmly defend its legitimate interests”.
Neymar had also complained to FIFA after the Catalans refused to pay him after his 222m euros (£200m) move in 2017 but the world football governing body refused to act on the matter preferring to allow the court system sort it out.