Champions League dream for PSG
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
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