Barcelona have told Paris St-Germain they must pay a world record 222m euro (A?198m) fee “in full” before Neymar can join them.
Neymar was given permission not to train by Barcelona on Wednesday, with transfer talks with PSG having now reached an advanced stage, and was seen leaving the club’s base less than an hour after arriving before later boarding a private flight to London.
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A statement from Barcelona read: “Before the morning session began, Neymar informed those present of his wish to leave the club and was therefore given permission to miss training and resolve his future.”
PSG are understood to beA�ready to pay the 25-year-old’s release clause.A�Barcelona have said Neymar’s a��222m (A?198m) release clause will “have to be deposited in its entirety”, while the contract extension bonus he is due as of August 1 “remains deposited with a notary until the case is resolved”.
Neymar flew back to Spain from Dubai on TuesdayA�following Barcelona’s pre-season tour in the United States, after attending a series of promotional events in China earlier this week.
UEFA said on Monday: “PSG must respect financial fair-play rules as do all other clubs in Europe. They must demonstrate that they do not have losses of more than a��30m over three years.”
Lionel Messi’s Heartwarming Tribute to Neymar
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has paid tribute to Neymar. He wrote in an Instagram post: “It was a great pleasure to have shared all these years with you my friend Neymar. I wish you good luck in this new stage of your life. See you tomorrow.” Neymar responded to the post saying: “Thank you brother.. I will miss you uncle!”
Neymar moved to Barcelona from Brazilian club Santos in 2013 for A?48.6m, and signed a new five-year deal with the 24-time Spanish champions in 2016. The Brazilian has scored 105 goals for Barcelona, helping them to two league titles, three Copas del Rey and a Champions League crown.