We won’t pay Neymar’s $30.8m bonus – Barcelona

Spanish club, Barcelona has said it won’t pay Neymar’s 26 million euro ($30.8 million) contract renewal bonus after his decision to leave the club.

A club spokesman, Josep Vives on Friday admitted Barca had been left irritated by the Brazilian’s decision to leave despite signing a new five-year deal last year.

“Any separation causes annoyance, especially when it is one not wished for by the club due to a unilateral decision on the part of the player,” Vives told a press conference at the Camp Nou.

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“The player hasn’t fulfilled his contract with the club…given that breach the club will not pay this renewal bonus.”

During his presentation as a PSG player on Friday, Neymar said that “at no point did I lack respect to the supporters or the club.”

Vives insisted Barca are unhappy with the way in which his exit came about.

“There is annoyance at the decision, but also the way it came about.”

“He is a great player, we have enjoyed him a lot, but the world doesn’t end after Neymar,” he added.

“It is not the first time that we have gone through a situation like this and the club has continued, grown and become more universal.”

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