Barcelona warned over Messi's £271m release clause

PSG line up £80 million offer for Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez - Report

The Catalan giants have been rocked by the loss of key forward Neymar this month, seeing the Brazil worldwide join Paris Saint-Germain after a £198m clause in his contract was met. Until now it was simply seen as impossible. When Neymar was bought by Barcelona from Santos of Brazil in 2013, a £200 million break clause was inserted in his contract in the belief that no club in the world could possibly afford to buy him out.

As for PSG, it is France's most famous football club but with a stadium capacity of just 48,000 you might wonder how it can possibly afford a player who will cost €30 million a year on top of his transfer fee. That used to be an outrageous amount. However it is now up to tax authorities to decide whether they accept the amount that Neymar's defense team has calculated that he owes. I mean who would pay €300m?

"I don't even know if this is right", Klopp continued. "No coach would demand such a thing".

Neymar joins PSG
Neymar joins PSG

Hostility between the two sides reached new levels as Qatar-backed PSG took Neymar from under the nose of Barcelona, in doing so acquiring their natural heir to the throne of Messi. A simple solution would be a rule. €150 million or €550 million, or whatever, and then no one would complain anymore.

"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 global sports law specialist who represents Neymar, told Sport.

You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign. Sign up to play now!

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Momentum Stock: Dean Foods Company (DF)
The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases.

Ram 3500 Takes Top Torque Crown
The different types of hitches and towing capabilities are some of the most important elements to know when towing heavy loads. If heavy-duty towing and hauling is your thing then the new 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty will leave you more than just impressed.

Two killed as typhoon slams Japan
These flights include those scheduled to fly from Tokyo's Haneda airport to regions in central and western Japan. The maximum wind speed near the center was 126 kph, and the maximum momentary wind speed was 180 kph.

Good day and reasons to call 811 before digging
For more information about West Virginia 811, visit www.wv811.com or www.psc.state.wv.us and click on the West Virginia 811 link. Once the buried facilities have been accurately marked, you or your contractor can begin digging safely.

Aaron Carter asks out Chloe Grace Moretz on Twitter
Aaron also said to the audience: "I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your love and all of your support with the LGBTQ community and my announcement".

Other news