Cham­pi­ons League dream for PSG

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

at Barca's train­ing ground on Wed­nes­day morn­ing to say good­bye to his team­mates.

Pre­sum­ing both clubs don't come to a late agree­ment, the buy­out clause would have to be paid in full to Barcelona via the Span­ish League to free the player from the con­tract he signed last year and runs un­til 2021.

How­ever, Span­ish League pres­i­dent Javier Te­bas has is what PSG needs to pay Barca for Ney­mar’s buy­out clause will be Ney­mar’s re­ported wage bill a year af­ter tax First name Last name Na­tion­al­ity Date of birth Age Coun­try of birth Place of birth Po­si­tion Height Weight threat­ened not to ac­cept PSG's money over what he per­ceives as a fail­ure on the French side's part to com­ply with UEFA's fi- nan­cial fair play rules (FFP).

Clubs can be sanc­tioned by UEFA for mak­ing a loss of more than US$35.5mn over a three- year pe­riod. "We will not ac­cept this money from a club like PSG," Te­bas told Madrid sports daily AS on Wed­nes­day. "Es­pe­cially when this club is in­fring­ing rules and laws." Win­ning the Cham­pi­ons League for a first time is the dream driv­ing PSG's own­ers Oryx Qatar Sports In­vest­ments (QSI) to fund a deal that could her­ald the start of a new era at the elite level of Eu­ro­pean foot­ball.

Since QSI's takeover in 2011, PSG have failed to make it be­yond the quar­ter­fi­nal stage in re­cent sea­sons - most no­tably blow­ing a 4-0 first leg lead to lose 1-6 to a Ney­mar-in­spired Barcelona in the last 16 of last sea­son's com­pe­ti­tion in March.

Pris­ing Ney­mar from the grip of Barca would truly an­nounce PSG's pres­ence as a con­tender for the likes of Barca, Real Madrid and Bay­ern Mu­nich to fear. Ney­mar has formed one of the dead­li­est strike part­ner­ships in foot­ball his­tory with Messi and Luis Suarez over the past three sea­sons.

To­gether they have won two Span­ish League ti­tles, a Cham­pi­ons League and three Span­ish Cups, whilst Ney­mar has scored 105 goals and pro­vided 80 as­sists in just 186 games.

How­ever, Ney­mar's four-year spell in Spain has also been over­shad­owed by the murky trans­fer deal which brought him to Barcelona from San­tos in 2013. He and his par­ents as well as Barca pres­i­dent Josep Maria Bar­tomeu face charges of fraud and cor­rup­tion in an on­go­ing case brought by DIS, a Brazil­ian in­vest­ment com­pany.

DIS owned 40 per cent of the play­ers' rights at the time of the deal and be­lieve they were de­lib­er­ately cheated out of their real share due to the com­plex struc­ture of the trans­fer.

Ney­mar da Silva San­tos Ju­nior Brazil

5 Fe­bru­ary 1992

25

Brazil

Mogi das Cruzes At­tacker

175 cm

68 kg

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