Spanish giant Barcelona have confirmed they have received the sum of €222m as payment from Brazil star, Neymar's representatives as the world-record move to PSG nears completion.
The club have released an official statement on its website few hours ago (Today, Thursday) which states:
"This afternoon, legal representatives of Neymar presented themselves at the club offices and have completed, in the name of the player, the payment of €222m as compensation for the unilateral termination of the contract that bound both parties.
"At the same time, the club will pass the details of the operation to UEFA in order that they can address the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case."
This had sprung up after LaLiga publicly confirmed that they rejected the release clause payment earlier in the day.
But despite the adamant stand of LaLiga, the transfer is expected to pull through and Barcelona's publication has indicated that Neymar is has now become the most expensive player in football history.
By Emmanuel Ndibe