Paris Saint-Germain has replied Barcelona’s €8.5m lawsuit against Neymar for alleged “breach of contract”.
Earlier today, the Catalan club claimed 25-year-old Neymar owe Barcelona €8.5m from last year’s contract renewal bonus.
In an official statement on PSG’s website, the French club said: “Paris Saint-Germain was surprised to learn of FC Barcelona’s statement today announcing the start of legal proceedings in Spain against its former player Neymar Jr. and indicating that should Neymar Jr. fail to pay the monies claimed by his former club, Paris Saint-Germain will be held responsible to pay the outstanding sum.”
— PSG English (@PSG_English) August 22, 2017
“Paris Saint-Germain reiterates that, like Neymar Jr., it has always respected all applicable laws and rules in its dealings and, once again, regrets the attitude of FC Barcelona.”
Neymar completed his world record €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona earlier this month, reportedly earning £40.3m in wages per year after tax, with around £515,000-a-week.