Neymar is being sued by a Santos fan for agreeing to sign for Barcelona before playing them in a Club World Cup match, The Telegraph reports.
According to reports in Brazil; Luciano Pereira Caparroz , who is a lifelong fan of the Brazilian club, has filed a lawsuit against the forward and his father's company that represents him, N & N - which is believed to be £6,600.
The Brazilian lawyer, Caparroz is expecting that figure, to cover the costs of the £2,000 he spent to travel to the Club World Cup fixture in Japan, as well as emotional and morale damages the move caused.
BEST SINCE PELE
The 22-year-old lead Santos' to their most successful spell since his Brazilian counterpart Pele, who played for the club during the 1970's.
Neymar played a vital part in helping the club win the 2010 Brazilian Cup, the 2011 Copa Libertadores and three straight Sao Paulo state championships.
And the Barcelona star is the club's record goalscorer since Pele's era, having netted 138 times in just 229 appearances, so it is no surprise that his departure caused an upset.
The lawyer forked out to go to the Club World Cup match, which his side Santos lost 4-0, and he blames the pre-contract agreement which Neymar signed with the Spanish club for that, as well as other damages.
He said: “I’m a Santista, I go to all the games and I decided to travel to Japan to watch the Club World Cup. I was left frustrated with the result and on top of that, later on we learned that Neymar was already sold. I feel cheated."
SANTOS STAR HAS MOVED ON
Since signing for the Catalan club, Neymar has been impressive, as he was in the World Cup for Brazil earlier on this year.
He scored four goals and created another for Brazil before picking up a back injury in the competition this summer - and has 42 goals in 60 caps in total, a pretty astonishing record.
During his first season in Spain, the youngster netted 13 times in all competitions, which he has already bettered this time round. He has scored 14 times in 19 games so far this campaign.
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