Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has slammed the manner in which Neymar opted to leave the club and confirmed that they have reported the transfer to UEFA.
The Catalan club did what they could to try and persuade the Brazilian to stay but he was already sure that his future was at Paris Saint Germain who paid his buy-out clause of €222m.
The Barca chief says that they felt there was a possibility of Neymar wanting to leave.
“Neymar is now history and he wanted to go,” Bartomeu told a meeting of Barcelona fans’ groups in the city. He could have been clearer before and the way things were done was not right.
“There are ways to do things, no one can be bigger than the club and we have reported the move to UEFA. “We thought there was a chance that Neymar could go and for that reason we raised his buy-out clause.
“Now we are looking for alternatives and whatever happened here it is in the end good for Barca because if he stayed then we have a great player and if he goes then we bring in a lot of money.