August 3, 2017, 5:26 pm
The 222 million euros, Neymar's buy-out clause as announced by MARCA on July 17th, has been presented at the LaLiga offices but has not been accepted according to sources at the league association.
The cheque which was agreed in Neymar's contract that he signed less than a year ago and binded him to the Catalan club until 2021, was handed over by the lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo, a specialist in sports law at the Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo practice, reports Marca.
Crespo, who has worked on many high-profile cases, including the recent decision by FIFA to drop Messi's ban for arguing with the referee after an Argentina match, arrived with a notary as a witness following the threat by LaLiga chief Javier Tebas to not accept the payment of the buy-out clause.
The next stage will be for Neymar's representatives to present the provisional transfer to FIFA that would allow the Brazilian to debut for PSG in the French league which kicks off this weekend.MARCA has been told that LaLiga cannot block Neymar's transfer due to the agreement that was made in the contract and so FIFA are set to agree to the provisional move.
Along with this the Financial Fair Play ruling is a decision to be made by UEFA and it will be after August 31st that it will be known if PSG have complied with it or not.