Neymar won't report Barcelona to Federation Internationale de Football Association over frozen €26m loyalty bonus


The player joined Paris Saint Germain in a £198m world record transfer last week, with the Catalan club powerless to stop him leaving due to his release clause.

The payment, which has been frozen and placed in a notary, is reportedly owed to Neymar's family as part of his final contract renewal with the Spanish side.

Some might argue there are few players out there of Neymar's talent who could fight to match his valuation, although it seems inevitable the transfer itself will act as a landmark in dictating the cost of future deals.

Neymar's lawyer now says that they will not report Barcelona to Federation Internationale de Football Association and says that lines of communication are still open between the two sides.

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PSG topped the previous world record fee paid by Manchester United for Paul Pogba a year ago by forking out €222m to release the Brazil star from his Barcelona contract.

"We are not considering the possibility of action by Federation Internationale de Football Association for the good relationship that exists with Barcelona".

"It's pretty simple. Until now it was simply seen as impossible", Klopp told DAZN (via Goal). That used to be an outrageous amount. "And now it simply happened". But PSG has done so even though Spanish football authorities refused to facilitate the payment, in the belief that it might breach "financial fair play" rules created to prevent clubs spending beyond their means.

Tax authorities in Brazil are yet to decide if they concur with the figure and will agree to settle.