The Brazilian’s proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain could be delayed following La Liga’s decision to reject Neymar’s world-record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, as it has entered legal limbo as La Liga has rejected the €222 million payment deposited by the player’s lawyer.
The 25-year-old was expected to complete his move on Friday and push to play a part in PSG’s Ligue 1 opener on Saturday against Amiens.
However, Neymar’s lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo had the cheque to trigger his €222m release clause rejected by the Spanish league on Thursday morning.
“We can confirm Neymar legal representatives went to LaLiga to pay buyout clause and it has been rejected,” La Liga said in a statement. “That’s all the information we are going to give for the moment.”
The decision to reject the attacker’s move – which looked all-but certain after he said goodbye to Barca players and staff on Wednesday and informed the club of his decision to leave – puts the transfer in a completely unprecedented situation, although the latest developments do not come as a surprise