Neymar Ordered To Pay Barcelona €6.7m
Neymar has been ordered to repay €6.7 million (£6.1m/$7.5m) to former club Barcelona after a judge ruled in favour of the Liga side amid a bonus dispute between club and player.
The Brazil international and former Barca player had claimed he was owed €43.6m (£39m/$49m) in bonuses by his old team, however this was dismissed and he must now repay money to his former club.
A statement on the club website said:
“FC Barcelona welcomes the judgment handed down today by the Social Court 15 of Barcelona, in connection with lawsuits between the club and the player Neymar Junior in claiming compensation for the bonus signed in his last contract renewal.
“The judgment dismisses the player’s claim in its entirety, which demanded the payment of €43.6m, and estimates a large part of the claim filed by FC Barcelona, under which the player must return the club €6.7m.”
Neymar is able to appeal this decision.