There are reports that world’s most expensive player, Neymar Jr. is considering reporting his former club Barcelona to FIFA for not paying his loyalty bonus.
Barcelona are refusing to pay a £23m bonus to Neymar’s father following a contract renewal last year.
According to Sky Sports, sources close to Neymar say he feels “very bad” about the incident and is considering dragging Barcelona to FIFA. His lawyers have yet to lodge paperwork to world football’s governing body but the option remains under consideration.
Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives said: “The club will not pay the bonus to Neymar’s father.
“There were three conditions: the player must not negotiate his departure from the club during the month before the bonus became payable, he must demonstrate his desire to fulfil his contract, and that we would not pay out the bonus before September 1, to ensure the transfer window was closed.
“Now that we know that none of these three conditions were met, we will not honour that bonus.”
FIFA said it won’t comment on specific cases but a spokesperson said: “As a general rule, and without prejudice to the right of any player or club to seek redress before a civil court for employment-related disputes, the decision-making bodies of FIFA would be competent unless the parties have explicitly agreed for such dispute to be decided by an independent arbitration tribunal.”