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August 22, 2017 / 3:03 PM / 3 months ago

REFILE-Soccer-Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

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BARCELONA, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

The Catalans are asking for an additional 10 per cent payment due to a delay in their demands being met, after presenting the Brazilian striker with them on Aug. 11.

“Barcelona have taken these actions in defence of their interests, after Neymar’s contract was rescinded just a few months after he signed on until 2021,” a club statement said. PSG signed Neymar for a world record 222 million euro ($261.07 million) fee in August. ($1 = 0.8503 euros) (Reporting by Rik Sharma; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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