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Neymar and Barcelona End Legal Dispute "Amicably" in Out-of-Court Settlement

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Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for a world record transfer fee
Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for a world record transfer fee / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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Neymar and Barcelona have ended their long-standing legal dispute "amicably", with the LaLiga giants revealing that they will no longer be battling with their former player in court.

The pair butted heads following Neymar's record-breaking £198m transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. The Brazilian insisted that he was owed an unpaid signing bonus, with Barcelona countering his claims and alleging he broke his contract.

The club have released an official statement saying: "FC Barcelona announce that it has ended out of court in amicable fashion the various labour and civil litigation cases that were open with the Brazilian player Neymar da Silva Santos Junior.

"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: three claims related to labour and a civil case. Neymar was a Barca player between the seasons 2013-14 until 2016-17. Subsequently, he signed for Paris Saint-Germain, the club where he currently plays."

The claims made by Neymar suggested that the PSG star and his father were entitled to a £39m loyalty bonus as part of their agreement relating to a contract extension that was signed in 2016.

Barcelona had already dragged Neymar to court over breach of contract, and a Catalan court ruled in the club's favour, ordering Neymar to pay his former club £6m.

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