Neymar’s PSG Debut To Be Delayed Again, As Barcelona Fail To Send Clearance

Neymar’s long awaited debut for new club, PSG, could be delayed again as Barcelona are yet to submit transfer clearance to French football authorities.

French football governing body, LFP, has declared that they are yet to receive the International Transfer Certificate (CIT) from the Spanish football federation, thereby given a Thursday night deadline for the submission.

LFP’s official statement read: “The Spanish federation of football has until Thursday night to send the CIT to the French Federation of football, who send it back to the French professional football league, and then Neymar can play with PSG this weekend.”

The LFP also added that they might consider “launching an official procedure with Fifa”. However, the Spanish Federation of football are yet to issue a statement.

If the Spanish authorities fail to meet the deadline, Neymar, who already missed PSG’s season opener against CS Amiens, still won’t be eligible to play in the Ligue 1.

Neymar completed his world record €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain last week, and will reportedly earn £40.3m in wages per year after tax, with around £515,000-a-week.