According to a report from Spanish outlet AS this afternoon, Brazilian superstar Neymar requested for Barcelona to be expelled from this season’s Champions League.
Neymar’s world-record move from Barca to PSG over the summer has resulted in an air of bitterness between the South American and his former employers, with both parties having exchanged a number of public insults since the transfer’s announcement in August.
Neymar has taken aim at the board in Catalonia, claiming that a great club like Barcelona deserve better than the much-criticised Josep Bartomeu, while Bartomeu himself has hit back at the 25-year-old by insisting that he should have never trusted the former Santos star and his father.
Additionally, the Blaugrana have already reported their former charge to FIFA, explaining that his departure marked a breach of clause in his contract which means they are owed 8.5 million Euro.
Neymar hit back soon after with a case of his own, insisting that he is owed a massive 26 million Euro loyalty bonus from the Camp Nou outfit, dating back to November 2016.
And the latest chapter in the increasingly-petty feud has today been brought to light, as per the aforementioned report from AS.
It is now claimed that Neymar has written to UEFA, requesting that his former club be expelled from this season’s Champions League, due to their refusal to pay him his loyalty bonus.
AS insist that the proposal was rejected out of hand, however:
‘According to their report, UEFA turned down the idea and although they responded to Neymar’s lawyers, they didn’t give the slightest thought to agreeing to it.’