Michel Platini is taking action to obtain big sums of money set in back pay, bonuses and legal fees, he told said on Friday.
According to the former UEFA president , he is looking to secure around 7.2 million euros ($7.9 million), including 5.5 million euros in ‘stuck’ cash.
Platini was suspended by world football’s governing body in 2015 over a controversial payment of two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) that he received from Blatter.
The payment, made in 2011 when Blatter was seeking re-election as president, was related to work carried out by Platini between 1999 and 2002.
“Through my lawyer, I am asking for the contractual elements to be applied,” Platini said.
Vincent Solari, who represents the former France captain confirmed that legal proceedings had begun insisting “We have claimed the remaining amount of the back pay which we believe is owed according to the contract.”
Platini believes the bonus he is trying to recover was linked to the organisation of Euro 2016.
After his suspension ended on October 6, he stressed hope to find a new role in football still maintaining his innocence.