September 22, 2021

Barcelona’s Neymar Jr. has reached a friendly settlement in a lawsuit

FC Barcelona has finally ended its legal battle with former player Neymar Jr., who is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain. The club announced on Monday that they had reached a “friendly” deal with the player.

The long-running legal battle between Neymar and his former employers began almost as soon as he left Camp Nou to join the PSG. Brazil broke the record of moving from Catalonia to the French capital in 2017 in a 222 million deal.

The transfer fee was clear, but the image rights and bonus dispute led to a lengthy court case that further strengthened the relationship between the player and his former club. In fact, the legal battle is believed to have played a role in preventing the club from approving a sensational return to Brazil, even if Lionel Messi was advocating for it.