Neymar confirms future amid Barcelona links

Neymar confirms future amid Barcelona links


Neymar has announced that he will sign a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain, putting an end to all speculation regarding his future with the club.



Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona for a world-record fee of £198 million in the summer transfer window of 2017.


The Brazilian scored 83 goals in 107 appearances for Les Parisiens, winning seven big trophies and reaching the Champions League final last season.


Despite this, there has been endless speculation about his future at PSG, with rumors linking him to a return to La Liga – whether at former club Barcelona or arch-rival Real Madrid – over the years.


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After his team's win against Manchester United at Old Trafford in December, the player stoked the rumors by expressing his desire to play with Lionel Messi once more.


The 29-year-new old's contract has just over a year left on it, so he could be available for a bargain in the coming months.


His representatives are said to have approached Joan Laporta, the newly elected president of Barcelona, about a potential return to Camp Nou.





However, Neymar has put an end to the speculation by announcing that he will stay at PSG and extend his contract.


“This (the renewal) is no longer an issue,” the winger told ESPN Brazil after his side was knocked out of the Champions League quarter-final by holders Bayern Munich. I obviously feel very at ease and at home here at PSG. I'm in a better mood than I was before.”


This will be a big relief for PSG fans and board members, who were concerned about losing one of their most valuable assets for free in a year.



Meanwhile, they'll be hoping that Kylian Mbappe, another forward, follows in his footsteps and sticks with the club. Since his emergence in the 2016/17 season, the World Cup winner has become one of football's most sought-after stars.


Mbappe's current contract expires in just over a year, and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.


If he extends his deal, luring him away from the Parc des Princes would almost certainly require a world-record fee.


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