Neymar is about to break Paul Pogba’s world record £100million Man U transfer move, as he is soon to be the world’s best-paid and most expensive footballer with a whopping £222m transfer to PSG.
Representatives of Neymar and PSG arrived at the La Liga offices in Madrid on Thursday, planning to deposit the fee to activate the release clause but La Liga officials blocked them from depositing the money.
According to Guardian, La Liga refused the payment because they had concerns over the origin of the money, insisting only Spanish clubs can have the guaranteed rights to buy out a contract – despite accepting deposits from foreign clubs in the past.
Since it has been reported that neither Barca nor La Liga can block the deal and that the Spanish organisation have no legal grounds to reject the money, Neymar and PSG representatives moved to Barcelona and paid the club themselves
Barcelona announced today that they have received a payment of 222 million euros from Neymar’s legal representatives “with regards to the unilateral termination of the contract that united both parties”.
“On Thursday afternoon Neymar Jr’s legal representatives visited in person the club’s offices and made the payment of 222million euros in the player’s name with regards to the unilateral termination of the contract that united both parties. “As such, the club will pass on to UEFA the details of the above operation so that they can determine the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case.”
According to reports, La Liga has no power to block Neymar’s move to PSG. Both Barca and the league claim they will appeal to UEFA over the transfer but it seems La Liga cannot scupper the move. The best the league can do is hold up the deal while lawyers scour over the paperwork, looking for errors.
Neymar, 25, has scored more than 100 goals in four years and has a deal that runs until 2021… Let’s see how this plays!