Neymar sues his former club Barcelona for £2.9m over ‘unpaid wages’

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PSG striker, Neymar is taking his former club, Barcelona to court for £2.9m in unpaid wages from his previous four-year stay at the Spanish club.

The 27-year-old Brazilian footballer who signed for Barcelona in 2013 from Brazilian club Santos has accused Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu of acting with ‘absolute bad faith’ since he joined the Ligue 1 champions for a world-record £198m fee in 2017.

According to Spanish outlet El Mundo, Neymar now believes he is owed £2.9m (€3.5m) in unpaid wages in addition to the £36.2m (€43.6m) he thinks he is owed via a renewal bonus.

The report also details that Barcelona believe they are owed money from selling Neymar, ”due to the first part of a renewal bonus, alongside £7m (€8.5m) in damages and interest.”

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In an interview with Cadena Ser, Neymar Santos Sr, who serves as an agent to his son, said that the action was part of the original suit and expressed optimism that everything would be settled amicably.

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