The Catalans appear to be unwilling to negotiate with PSG, however, their new potential plan could be even more risky, as ESPN's Moises Llorens believes.
- Drawn up in 2001, Article 17 of FIFA's transfer regulations allows a player to breach their contract after three years at the club.
- Andy Webster was the first one to use this escape route when he left Hearts for Wigan Athletic in 2006.
- As Neymar is currently finishing his third year with Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona could urge the player to follow the same path.
- However, invoking FIFA's Article 17 could be risky as Webster's case was brought to CAS who fined him for £150,000.
- This fixed sum represented the salary Webster was supposed to receive if he hadn't left for Wigan.
- In Neymar's case, Barca could be forced to pay a much bigger sum as the Brazilian reportedly earns €36m per year.
ESPN add that Barcelona are going to try to bring Neymar back once again after they failed to agree on his return last summer. Back then, PSG reportedly asked for more than €200million for the Brazilian.
On Saturday, Catalan source Diario Sport made a bold claim that Neymar agreed on Barca's return. Moreover, the 28-year-old is ready to make the necessary moves to force the transfer, the source added.
So far this season, the winger has contributed with 18 goals and 10 assists across 22 matches for PSG. He has missed 14 games through injury.
Neymar joined PSG in the summer of 2017 for the record-breaking €222m transfer fee.
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