Updates: LaLiga, French League At War Over Neymar

Neymar‘s transfer to PSG seems to be turning into drama after LaLiga rejected the £198.5m release clause of the Brazilian earlier today.

Reports confirmed today that Neymar’s lawyer came to Madrid to deposit the transfer fee but it was rejected by the Spanish League body.

“We can confirm that the player’s lawyers came to the La Liga offices this morning to deposit the clause and that it has been rejected. That’s all the information we are giving out at this moment,” a statement from La Liga read.

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The French League, however, has now weigh in into the matter, supporting Paris Saint Germain bid, thereby looking forward to Neymar’s arrival to Ligue 1.

France’s league body, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, responded with incredulity and told LaLiga it “demands they abide by the rules of FIFA and its responsibilities”.

A statement added: “The LFP is astonished and does not understand the refusal of LaLiga to simply accept payment of the release clause of the player Neymar.

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The legal services of the LFP are in support and available to Paris St Germain so that the contract of Neymar can be approved as soon as possible.”

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