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Could Barcelona be expelled from the Champions League over Neymar loyalty bonus row?

Spanish outlet AS claim the Brazilian star was advised by his lawyers to take the extreme action in order to force their hand

Neymar’s divorce from Barcelona is seemingly far from amicable. 

The Brazilian remains deeply upset over his former club’s refusal to honour the £23million ‘loyalty’ payment, following his move to Paris Saint-Germain.

And according to Spanish outlet AS, the Brazilian has “asked UEFA to expel Barcelona from the Champions League” over their failure to pay the bonus, that was part of his five-year contract agreed last summer.

Neymar has asked Uefa to expel Barcelona from the Champions League, say AS

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Neymar has asked Uefa to expel Barcelona from the Champions League, say AS

Reports in Spain have claimed the world-recording signing was advised by his lawyers to take the “extreme action”, that’ll likely further alienate his former fans and teammates.


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Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barca for an eye-watering £198million deal over the summer.

However, UEFA were reportedly quick to snub the Brazil forward’s request.

Meanwhile, director at the La Liga giants, Raul Sanllehi, has left the club.

Sanllehi played a vital role in bringing Neymar to Spain four years ago, but has now left.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in the summer in an astonishing £198m deal

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Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in the summer in an astonishing £198m deal

Spanish newspaper Marca claim he has done so “on his own volition” but was “upset and frustrated” when Neymar stormed out of the Nou Camp.

Big-spending PSG also face a Champions League dilemma of their own, according to El Pais.

The Spanish outlet claim the Ligue 1 giants may be forced to sell eight players or face expulsion from Europe’s elite competition over breach of Financial Fair Play regulations.