There were a few question marks over Neymar’s transfer to PSG when La Liga refused to accept the release clause. However, in the end, the Brazilian international had to approach Barcelona officials to make the payment directly to the club. Neymar’s lawyers then paid his £198m release clause in full to terminate his contract with Barcelona.
It is highly likely that costliest transfer of all time will definitely come under FFP investigation; something La Liga even threatened PSG of. The football governing body of Spain did everything to hold up, or even cancel the deal before Barcelona approved it on club level.
Tebas then highlighted how Manchester United’s approach would have been different and acceptable, by adding: “If Manchester United were to come, there would be no problems, we would have nothing to say because it is not a doped club. PSG is a state-run club and we have to end this situation as soon as possible.”
Notably, Manchester United had tried to sign the Brazilian superstar two years ago, but Jose Mourinho surprisingly made no attempts to lure the 25-year-old to the Theatre of Dreams this time around.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.