Neymar and Barcelona settle legal dispute ‘amicably’

Neymar and Barcelona have reportedly settled their long-standing legal dispute in an amicable manner.

The case in question stems from an accusation from Neymar that he had “unpaid bonuses” as part of the contract he signed with the club back in October 2016, prior to his move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian sensation opted to sue Barca for €46.3 million before a countersuit related to a breach of contract.

Neymar vs Barca finally comes to an end

The club were the ones that received a favourable ruling from a judge who decided Neymar should be the one to pay up to the tune of €6.7 million.

Neymar proceeded to launch an appeal and a new case that has now been declared void, with Barcelona releasing the following statement on the matter.

“FC Barcelona announce that it has ended out of court in amicable fashion the various labour and civil litigation cases that were open with the Brazilian player Neymar,” the club wrote.

“As such, a transactional agreement between the club and the player has been signed to end the legal cases that were pending between the two parties.”

Over the course of the last few years there has been constant speculation surrounding Neymar’s future and where he may go next. He seems to be fairly happy with what he’s accomplished up to this point with PSG, but after a disappointing season with the French giants, some wondered whether or not he’d decide to return to the Nou Camp.

The fact that this dispute has been settled gives cause for optimism for anyone who wants to see it happen, but with the kind of money he’s being paid in Paris, it’s also quite easy to imagine a scenario in which he plays out the remainder of his days with PSG.

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