This could turn into a fiasco for the Barcelona board of directors, if they end up paying Neymar, instead of getting money back, as is their plan, with the lawsuit they filed against him on Tuesday.
The Brazilian didn’t sit with his hands tied, he went on the counterattack, and has his lawyers working on figuring out a way to get from Barcelona the 26 million euros the Catalan club were supposed to pay his father as a ‘renewal bonus’, after Neymar signed a new contract with them late last year.
We inform everyone that Neymar and his lawyers are aware of the news released today regarding the legal actions filed by FC Barcelona before the courts of Barcelona
a statement read, released by the Brazilian star and his lawyers.
Following official notification and after full review of the club’s claim, the player’s formal defence will be filed in due course. Regarding the bonuses owed for the execution of the contract of 2016, it is also necessary to inform that the player has already initiated the formal procedures of collection before the competent courts
the statement also read, leaving no room for doubt that Neymar is going after Barcelona, especially after the Catalan club’s move to sue him for at least 8.5 million euros, the money he received as a bonus for renewing his contract with them last year.