Court orders Neymar to pay Barcelona £6.7m


A Spanish court has ruled, that Paris St-Germain forward Neymar must pay €6.7m (£6.1m) to former club Barcelona.

The Brazil international claimed he was owed €43.6m in loyalty bonuses by Barcelona, who he left in August 2017.

A judge ruled in favour of the La Liga side, but 28-year-old Neymar, who filed the lawsuit shortly after the transfer, can appeal against the decision.

Barcelona said they “welcomed” the judgement and would “continue to firmly defend its legitimate interests”.

The Brazil forward also made a complaint to world governing body FIFA after Barca refused to pay him following his €222million (£200m) move in 2017.

As well as not paying Neymar, Barcelona started legal proceedings against him to pay back £8m he received when he signed a new deal with them in 2016.

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