In Summary
  • Platini did not confirm the amounts.
  • The former Juventus star said the bonus that he wanted repaid was linked to the organisation of Euro 2016.
  • Platini's Swiss lawyer Vincent Solari confirmed that legal proceedings had begun.

LAUSANNE

Former Uefa president Michel Platini is taking action to obtain substantial amounts of back pay as well as a bonus and legal fees, he told AFP on Friday.

According to sources close to Platini, whose four-year suspension from football ended in October, the former France international is seeking to recoup around 7.2 million euros ($7.9 million, Sh800 million), including 5.5 million euros in back pay.

Platini did not confirm the amounts.

"Through my lawyer, I am asking for the contractual elements to be applied," Platini said.

A triple Ballon d'Or winner, Platini was expected to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 but fell spectacularly from grace a few months earlier.

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