By Mukwuzi Joseph
Barcelona and Neymar have reached an agreement to end a number of long-standing disputes in an “amicable fashion”.
Neymar was embroiled in many fierce legal battles with his former club after joining Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £198million transfer in 2017.
The Brazilian forward demanded Barcelona pay him a renewal bonus he was allegedly yet to receive, while the Catalan giants hit back by suing the 29-year-old for breach of contract.
Legal proceedings Dragged on for many years with no sign of complete resolution, but Barcelona have released a statement confirming an out-of-court agreement has been reached to end hostilities between the two parties.
“Barcelona have ended out of court in amicable fashion the various labour and civil litigation cases that were open with the Brazilian player Neymar,” reads the statement.
“As such, a transactional agreement between the club and the player has been signed to end the legal cases that were pending between the two parties.”
Neymar’s time with Barcelona was filled with controversy from the moment of his sensational arrival from Santos in 2013.
Barca claimed they paid €57million (£49m) to sign him from the Brazilian club, but it later emerged the transfer fee was in the region of €80million (£68m).