Neymar: Kick Barca out of Champions League



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    Neymar has demanded UEFA expel Barcelona from the Champions League in a dispute over a bonus payment.

    Representatives of the Brazilian made the request to European football’s governing body as a row between the player and his old club over a loyalty bonus continues, England’s Press Association understands.

    The 25-year-old completed a world-record transfer from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain in August.

    His camp insist the timing of the move meant the club were obliged to pay him a loyalty bonus, reportedly worth around 25.6 million euros ($39m).

    Barcelona were reported to have refused this request and are also seeking repayment of a contract renewal bonus paid when Neymar signed a new five-year contract with the Catalan club in the autumn of 2016. Barca said that payment was worth 8.5m euros.

    Now Neymar, formerly a Nou Camp favourite, has called on UEFA to kick the five-time European champions out of this season’s competition.

    It is understood UEFA is yet to respond to the letter from the Neymar camp.

    UEFA announced on September 1 it was opening an investigation into PSG’s summer spending to establish whether or not the French club had complied with Financial Fair Play regulations.

    As well as activating the release clause in Neymar’s contract which equated to a record record 222 million euros at the time, the club have also agreed a loan deal with Monaco to bring in France striker Kylian Mbappe with an option to buy him on a permanent basis next summer for a reported fee of 185 million euros.

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    The Crowd Says (3)

    • October 9th 2017 @ 9:40pm
      Gavin R said | October 9th 2017 @ 9:40pm | ! Report

      Neymar has proved to be an absolute child since his move.

      • October 9th 2017 @ 10:00pm
        Mark said | October 9th 2017 @ 10:00pm | ! Report

        None of Neymar, PSG or Barca have carried themselves well since the move. Neymar has acted like a childish, selfish grub; PSG have given UEFA a big middle finger and Barca have carried on like a bunch of childish hypocrites

      • October 10th 2017 @ 11:23am
        Josh said | October 10th 2017 @ 11:23am | ! Report

        So have Barcelona, neither are looking even a little good.

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