Football is leaking
The football games reveal how Neymar Senior has maneuvered to reclaim 43 million Barça bonuses for his son at the time of the record transfer to PSG.
When Neymar extended his contract with Barça for five years in June 2016, he won a signing bonus of € 64.4 million from the Catalan club. But this royal gift, it only touches 20.7 million immediately, the remaining 43.7 million has to be paid a year later. Exactly before July 30, 2017, according to the Football Leaks documents unveiled by Mediapart Friday.
Except that a year later everything has changed: Neymar negotiates its contract with PSG and the Paris Club delegation has to land in Barcelona on August 1 to complete the record transfer of the transfer window to 222 million euros. At that time, the president of Barça, Josep Bartomeu, according to the Football Leaks decided to pay the premium "Avoid spot".
Neymar Sr., father and agent of the player, then tries a bluff with the leaders of Barça … which works very well. At the end of the day, on July 31, football director Raul Sanhelli writes to other leaders about Neymar Sr .: " For weeks he showed that he was trying to convince his son not to make the mistake of coming to PSG. (…) I have the absolute conviction, he proved it to me that he is on our side. And to call a chance, even small, that the player remains. Hence his request not to block the payment of the bonus. " I have eaten with the father and I have the same impression Would have written the same evening Javier Bordas, a director of the club.
The maneuver does not move Bartomeu. The payment will never take place, as the Brazilian will fly to Paris shortly thereafter. Since then, the Neymar clan has started legal proceedings to restore the famous 43 million. Barça demands the repayment of all signing bonuses paid to its former striker.
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