Why La Liga Steps in to Stop PSG Paying €222m for Barcelona’s Neymar
It was widely reported that PSG had sent a cheque of €222m to Barcelona, a fee which triggers Barcelona’s release clause for Neymar. But La Liga chiefs have stepped in by rejecting the payment on behalf of the club. They stated PSG have breached UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rule and that UEFA hae refused to take necessary actions
Meanwhile, Barcelona have confirmed that they have received £200m from Neymar’s legal representative to release the Brazilian from his contract ahead of an expected record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain, just hours after La Liga officials claimed they blocked the French club’s approach for the forward.
The league had been vocal in their attempts to block the deal from going through under Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules, even though they had no grounds or jurisdiction to do block PSG, or anyone else, from triggering the Brazilian’s release clause.
Five men, including Spanish sports lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo, were seen arriving at the La Liga offices on Thursday morning with what was reported to be a bank document confirming the offer that will be made to activate the 25-year-old’s release clause, before leaving the building soon after.