Neymar’s €26M Loyalty bonus Frozen
Record signing ‘Neymar will not report Barcelona to FIFA over his frozen loyalty bonus, payment of €26 million.
Neymar’s lawyer said that their close relationship with the Barcelona will keep them from reporting the club to Fifa over a bonus payment
The frozen Loyalty bonus, which is also placed in a notary, is supposed to be paid to Neymar’s family as part of his final contract renewal with the Spanish side.
Neymar Sr, the Brazilian father and agent, had previously accused the Catalan club of engaging in “blackmail” over the loyalty bonus,
It was reported Neymar Sr held up the deal in order to trigger a loyalty payment that would be owed after July 31, as part of the new contract the player signed with the Catalans last October.
Barca spokesperson Josep Vives claimed Neymar’s talks with PSG prior to that date and the 25-year-old’s failure to publicly express his commitment to the Catalans meant he was in breach of the terms of that agreement.
“This bonus really exists and its payment is a contract fulfillment, let’s hope that what was agreed, and we are talking about it with Barcelona,” Marcos Motta, an international sports law specialist who represents Neymar, told Sport.
“We are not considering the possibility of action by FIFA for the good relationship that exist with Barcelona.”
Neymar’s lawyer now says that they will not report Barcelona to FIFA and says that lines of communication are still open between the two sides.
Neymar’s PSG registration has cleared and the Brazil international should be free to make his debut on Sunday against Guingamp.