Paris Saint-Germain hit back at Barcelona over Neymar statement

Legal proceedings

On Tuesday evening, Barcelona released an official club statement confirming that they would open legal proceedings against former forward Neymar.

Neymar, 25, left Barcelona earlier in the month for a world record £198m fee, but Barcelona have been less than pleased with the way things have panned out.

Tuesday’s statement demanded that Neymar pay them 8.5m Euro for a breach of contract as well as 10% interest.

Hitting back

In response, Neymar’s new club released a statement criticizing “the attitude of Barcelona.”

The Ligue 1 side were “surprised” by Barcelona’s approach to the matter.

PSG insist that both they and Neymar “respected all applicable laws and rules” during the transfer.

It certainly doesn’t look like this is the end of this particular matter.

Neymar has made a brilliant start to his tenure in France, although the level of football seems to be slightly easier than what he was used to in Spain.