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Barcelona accept £198m Neymar fee

Barcelona have confirmed that they have accepted a payment of €222m (£198m) for Neymar

Barcelona have confirmed that they have accepted a payment of €222m (£198m) in order to end Neymar’s contract with the La Liga side.

The striker’s world-record transfer to PSG had hit legal uncertainty in recent days, with La Liga initially rejecting the transfer due to concerns over Financial Fair Play (FFP).

 

“As such, the club will pass on to UEFA the details of the above operation so that they can determine the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case.”

The statement appears to confirm previous speculation that the 25-year-old forward would fund the triggering of his own release clause and be subsequently reimbursed by the Ligue 1 side.

The Brazil international captain has already completed a medical in Paris and official confirmation of his switch to Unai Emery’s side is expected imminently.