Barcelona and Neymar reach an amicable end to their legal battle

Barcelona and Neymar reach an amicable end to their legal battle


Barcelona have reached an “amicable” out-of-court settlement with their former player Neymar to end their legal dispute.


Recall Neymar, who now plays for Paris Saint-Germain sued the Spanish giants over unpaid bonuses due as part of a contract he signed in October 2016, before his €222m record transfer to his current club.


Neymar sued the Catalan club for €46.3 million euros, and they counter-sued for breach of contract.


A judge in Barcelona sided with the club, ordering the Brazilian in June last year to pay the Camp Nou side €6.7 million euros.


Spanish media said Neymar had appealed and also launched a new case against Barca. That case is now void.


Barcelona said in a statement that three labour claims and a civil suit had been “ended out of court in amicable fashion”.


“FC Barcelona announce that it has ended out of court in amicable fashion the various labour and civil litigation cases that were open with the Brazilian player Neymar,” read the statement.


“As such, a transactional agreement between the club and the player has been signed to end the legal cases that were pending between the two parties.”

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