Paris Saint-Germain 'surprised' at Barcelona taking legal action against Neymar

Posted August 23, 2017

Neymar has launched a scathing verbal attack on his former club Barcelona and the men responsible for running the club, with the world's most expensive player claiming "there are directors that shouldn't be there".

Earlier on Tuesday, Barca announced they were suing the forward as they look to recoup the sum paid to Neymar after he renewed his contract in October past year, as well as seeking €8.5million in "damages" and a further 10 per cent due to "delayed payment".

However, his good form could be tainted by Barcelona's legal action against him, with many pundits revealing their skepticism over whether the deal to take Neymar to PSG complies with Financial Fair Play regulations.

The Brazil worldwide made the 222m euro move to the Ligue 1 club in August after buying out his contract.

On Sunday was his first home game, and he netted twice as his side won Toulouse 6-2, after going 1-0.

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Deportivo nearly managed to pull one back late on but Florin Andone saw his penalty kick saved by goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Those squandered chances proved costly when Madrid moved ahead in the 20th minute.

FC Barcelona have sued Brazilian Neymar over his move to to Paris St-Germain.

It was sent to the Spanish football federation on August 11 with a wish for it to be forwarded to the French federation and FIFA. The club also claims that the Paris Saint-Germain subsidiarily assumes payment of these amounts in case the player cannot take over.

"FC Barcelona has started these proceedings to protect its interests following Neymar's decision to buy out his contract just months after he signed an extension until 2021".

The Catalans are seeking to receive "8.5m euros (£7.8m) in damages, and an additional 10% in interest". "But with [the board], no".

Having dumped the La Liga giants in favour of PSG, Barca are now claiming they are owed the money paid to Neymar after he was in breach of his contract. "Barca deserve much better".