In the statement they released, they mention (in the last sentence) that they have no intention of going into a war of words with their former star, but it’s doubtful Neymar will just sit quiet after what Barcelona did.
The Catalan club have taken legal action against the Brazilian, asking for money back, plus some sort of compensation, despite the fact that Paris Saint-Germain paid the full amount in Neymar’s release clause, all €222million.
More specifically, Barcelona are asking for the return of €8.5m, which is the money Neymar received right after signing his contract renewal late last year, as some sort of ‘renewal premium’.
Furthermore, they are asking for a 10% in arrears, money they expect to receive either from the player himself, or, as they mention in their statement, from his new club, PSG.
FC Barcelona have taken actions protecting the club’s interests, after a unilateral termination of the recently signed contract by Neymar Jr
the statement released by the Catalan club read. Barcelona’s move came right after Neymar publicly said that certain members of the board of directors of Barca shouldn’t be there, making comments like “Barcelona deserve better than that”.