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Neymar asks for Barcelona to be kicked out of Champions League

Former Barcelona attacker Neymar asked UEFA to axe the club from the Champions League, a report has claimed.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, the Brazilian international was informed by his lawyers to contact European football’s governing body and ask them to expel the Catalan club from the competition after they failed to honour a €26m loyalty payment.

Having played such an important part in Barca’s famous comeback in the Champions League against Paris Saint Germain last season, Neymar shocked world football by joining the French side this summer.

A record breaking deal worth €222m was forged in July, but it came with all sorts of issues, including a late transfer sign off from Barca officials, plus their refusal to honour such payments.

Raul Sanllehi, the Barca director, has recently quit the Catalan club over the sale of the former Santos man, having played a highly influential role in him moving to the Camp Nou.

Neymar has been in sensational form for PSG this season, scoring eight goals in eight games for the French side and forging a superb trio with Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have made it seven out of seven wins in La Liga, plus two out of two in the Champions League so far this season.

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