“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”, the club said in a statement released on Monday their official website:
Neymar was a Barça player between the seasons 2013/14 until 2016/17. Subsequently, he signed for Paris Saint-Germain, the club where he currently plays.
What really happened?
The Brazil international forward first butted heads with La Liga heavyweights on the back of his record-breaking €222 million (£200m/$262m) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017.
The company that manages Neymar’s career claimed in the wake of the switch that the South American was owed a loyalty bonus relating to a contract extension that was signed in 2016.
It was suggested by the Brazil international that he and his father were entitled to €43.6m (£39m/$51m) as part of that agreement.
Barca sued Neymar for breach of contract as things threatened to get ugly.
A Catalan court ruled in Barcelona’s favour back in June 2020, with Neymar ordered to pay his former club €6.7m (£6m/$8m) after losing his case.
All cases are now closed, with club and player able to divert their full attention to matters on the field ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.