FIFA rejects Neymar’s denouncement against Barcelona over unpaid bonuses
FIFA has rejected Neymar’s denouncement against Barcelona for alleged unpaid bonuses. The Brazilian forward had demanded he be payed a €40m bonus which had reportedly been withheld by the Catalan club following his exit last summer.
Now that FIFA has communicated their decision to the player’s representatives and the club, the case will now enter the “ordinary justice” system, although Neymar’s lawyers could still take it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
It is most likely, however, that the legal dispute will continue in the “ordinary courts”. Neymar departed Barcelona last year in controversial terms, signing for PSG for a world record fee of £198m. He then claimed to have not been paid a bonus owed by the Blaugrana, which he said made him feel “very bad”.