PSG football star, Neymar, has been ordered by a court to pay former club Barcelona £6million following a court settlement hearing – after he demanded in a lawsuit that the club pay him £39m in unpaid bonuses.
Neymar joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Santos in 2013, joining PSG four years later in a mammoth money spinning deal.
Neymar, 28, took Barcelona to court hoping to get money he believed Barca owed him after signing for the Spanish club in 2013 but surprisingly Neymar has been ordered to pay Barcelona .
Barcelona have now reacted to the ruling saying the club remains prepared if Neymar appeals the ruling.
In a statement, a Barcelona spokesperson said: “FC Barcelona expresses its satisfaction with the verdict announced today by Social Court 15 in Barcelona in relation to the lawsuit involving FC Barcelona and the player Neymar Jr regarding the amount of the signing bonus in the final renewal of the player’s contract.
“The ruling has fully dismissed the player’s claim for payment of 43.6 million euros.
“[It has also] accepted a large part of the defence presented by FC Barcelona, as a result of which the player must return 6.7 million euros to the club.
“Since the player’s representative is entitled to appeal this decision, the club shall continue to fervently defend its legitimate interests.”