Neymar Jr. has been told that he owes €6.7m to the Spanish giant's Barcelona, following his signing-on bonus after his last renewal of the contract before joining Paris Saint Germain.
The Brazilian signed a new deal with the Catalans in 2016 and he left the club a year later for a world record fee of €222m.
Neymar's case, who claimed that he was owed a €43.6m loyalty bonus from the LaLiga club, has been heard by the Social Court 15 of Barcelona.
Barcelona released a statement regarding with Neymar claims and apparently the 28-year-old lost the case, he has been ordered to pay €6.7m to his former club.
The statement read: “FC Barcelona welcomes the judgment handed down today by the Social Court 15 of Barcelona, in connection with lawsuits between FC Barcelona and the player Neymar Jr in claim amount in compensation for the bonus signing signed in the last contract renewal."
“The judgment dismisses the player’s claim in its entirety, which demanded the payment of 43.6 million euros, and estimates a large part of the claim filed by FC Barcelona, under which the player must return the Club 6.7 million of euros.
“Since this resolution can be appealed by the player’s representation, the Club will continue to firmly defend its legitimate interests.”
In the past few years, Neymar has been linked with a move to Barca. But this transfer might not happen as the coronavirus pandemic caused too many financial difficulties for the clubs and it is unlikely that Barcelona will spent so much money on a player who will demand a huge salary.