Neymar asks UEFA to expel Barcelona from Champions League over £23m debt

Neymar asks UEFA to expel Barcelona from Champions League over £23m debt

- Neymar has reportedly asked UEFA to ban Barcelona from the Champions League

- The former Barcelona attacker claims the club owe him loyalty payment in the tune of £23m

- UEFA have been quick to dismiss the suggestions of the 25-year-old

Former Barcelona attacker Neymar has reportedly asked UEFA to expel Barcelona from the Champions League after they failed to honour a £23m loyalty payment.

Spanish media AS believe that the Brazilian star was advised by his lawyers to take the extreme action.

Neymar asks UEFA to expel Barcelona from Champions League over £23m debt

Neymar asks UEFA to expel Barcelona from Champions League over £23m debt

Neymar, 25, joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barca in a world-record shattering £198m deal this summer, clearly on bad terms.

However, despite the player's plea, UEFA were reportedly quick to snub the PSG star man request.

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Big-spenders,PSG, also face a Champions League dilemma of their own, according to El Pais.

The Spanish outlet claim the Ligue 1 giants may be forced to sell eight players or face expulsion from Europe's elite competition over breach of Financial Fair Play regulations.

Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas Moura, Julian Draxler, Hatem Ben Arfa and Thiago Silva are now expected to leave in January.

PSG had already sold Serge Aurier to Tottenham in a bid to free up funds.

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The French club were also forced to negotiate a deal for Kylian Mbappe that saw the ex-Monaco forward join the club on loan for the season, before signing a permanent £162m deal next year.

Meanwhile, Neymar has enjoyed a flying start to life in Paris, scoring eight times in his first eight matches in all competitions.

Most recently, the Brazilian ace scored twice in the 6-2 drubbing of Bordeaux in Ligue 1.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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