Neymar to Real Madrid: French football director speaks out over ILLEGAL clause



Posted Saturday, April 21, 2018 by Express.co.uk

Neymar to Real Madrid: French football director speaks out over ILLEGAL clause
Neymar has been linked to Real Madrid for months

NEYMAR does NOT have a release cause in his PSG contract, insists one of French football's top officials.

Real Madrid want to sign Neymar and there have been rumours for months over the player’s future.

His father is said to have been in contact with Real president Florentino Perez through an intermediary, agent Wagner Ribeiro.

Manchester United are also said to be keeping one eye on the Brazilian in the unlikely chance PSG put him on the market.

It has been claimed Real would have to trigger Neymar’s release clause to prise him out of Paris.

But Didier Quillot, executive director of France's Professional Football League (LFP), says no clause exists, and that having such things in player contracts is illegal.

"In his contract which is registered with the league, and is official, there is no buy-out clause,” Quillot said.

“And secondly these types of clauses are illegal in French football.”

Neymar only quit Barcelona for PSG last summer in a hostile £200m deal when the Ligue 1 club triggered his release clause.

Barcelona were furious about the move but begrudgingly accepted the transfer fee, which was paid up front and in full.

They then tried to sue Neymar, who in turn took an up an action against his former club.

Neymar has been involved in a number of controversies in Paris and supposedly has an eye on returning to Spain, with Real his only realistic option bar a sensational return to Barcelona.

Real are tipped of offload both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema this summer, so will likely be in the hunt for a new forward.

Neymar is currently recovering from a broken foot but is expected to be fit for the World Cup this summer.



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