Barcelona have reportedly launched an official €9m claim against Neymar for breach of contract following his £200m move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The £7.8m fee relates to a 'loyalty bonus' which was included in Neymar's contract, and paid to the player,
when he penned a five-year extension in October of last year.
Signing a mega contract extension in October, the Brazilian earned €8.5m euros as a loyalty bonus from the Catalns
at the time.
However, Barcelona believe
that Neymar's termination of his contract via his €222m release clause just months later has breached the agreement and deemed the bonus null and void, leading them down the official route to take it back, according to MARCA.
The overall cost to the player if the authorities rule in favour
of the club would be €9.35m as a 10 percent compensation would be tagged onto the signing-on fee as arrears.
stated that, should Neymar be unable to return the money personally, the onus would fall on PSG to recover the funds.
This comes after the Catalan outfit refused to pay the 26m euro bonus allegedly owed to Neymar's father and agent
that falls under the same renewal premium.