PSG said in a statement that they had not authorised the player's absence, but Neymar Sr.is adamant they had agreed he would not be back until July 15 due to commitments with Instituto Neymar, a charitable organisation set up by the 27-year-old and his family.
"As a outcome of all this", the statement said, Atletico informed Griezmann, his representative (the player's sister, Maud Griezmann) and his attorney that the forward must report to the club's training facility on Sunday for the start of preseason practice. This was without the club's prior authorisation.
'Paris Saint-Germain deplores this situation and will take the appropriate measures resulting from it'.
He stayed in his homeland to watch Tite's side, who lifted the trophy on Sunday after beating Peru 3-1 in the final.
"PSG, with the presence of the president Nasser, have even participated personally in these events".
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Last week Barcelona's vice-president Jordi Cardoner told a press conference: "What is correct, at the current time, what I have read, what I have heard, which seems exact, is that Neymar wants to come back to Barcelona".
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has compared French midfielder Dembele and Brazilian striker Neymar, en.as reported.
Soon after Bartomeu had finished speaking, Atletico responded with a lengthy and angry club statement which denounced the behaviour of both Barcelona and a player who remains under contract at the Wanda Metropolitano, and added that the request for "deferred payment" of the €120m release clause showed "disrespect".
Atletico said it believes the behavior "violates the protected periods of negotiation with players and alters the basic rules of integrity in any sporting competition, as well as causing enormous damage to our club and its millions of fans".
According to UOL, Neymar spoke to PSG director Leonardo by phone last week, and told him he doesn't want to play for the club anymore.