Official: Barcelona and Neymar reach agreement to end legal cases

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As confirmed by an official statement issued by the club, Barcelona and Neymar have decided to end the legal proceedings against each other and settle amicably outside of court.

Neymar was a player for Barcelona between 2013 and 2017. Having arrived from Santos FC, the Brazilian superstar went on to become a huge success at Camp Nou, forming a fabled partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The partnership, though, came to an end in 2017 when Paris Saint-Germain triggered Neymar’s release clause, leading to a world-record €222 million transfer to Parc des Princes.

However, following Neymar’s exit, Barcelona opened legal proceedings against their former player, due to disputes over bonus payments made to the 29-year-old when he had signed a new contract with the Catalans a year before his switch to PSG. The club had also sued him last year over a $12 million payment that they believed was overpaid to the Brazilian.

Meanwhile, Neymar had also sued the Blaugrana demanding a loyalty bonus payment that he was allegedly due but did not receive post his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

The two parties have been at loggerheads over the legal cases for quite a while now, which also acted as a stumbling block in any potential return to Camp Nou for Neymar.

Now, though, Barcelona and Neymar have reached an agreement to settle their disputes amicably, putting an end to the legal proceedings from both sides.

During his four-year stint at Camp Nou, Neymar featured 186 times for Barcelona, going on to score 105 goals, winning a UEFA Champions League trophy along with other titles and honours.

Now at PSG, the 29-year-old recently signed a new long-term contract with Les Parisiens which seemingly put an end to any slim hopes of him returning to Catalonia in the future.

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