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Neymar extends his contract with PSG, he explains his choice

Neymar PSG, Football Express

Arrived in 2017 in PSG, Neymar extends his contract for three more years. The Brazilian star had transferred from Barcelona for €222 million. Since then, Neymar has very largely demonstrated his worth at PSG. 

After weeks of negotiations and twists and turns, Neymar will be bound to PSG until 2025. And even 2026 in reality, since an additional year will be added in the summer of 2022. During this season of Ligue 1, the striker participated in 16 games and offered 8 goals and 4 assists to his team. 

His salary would have dropped a little (€30 million per season, which means €6 million less). However, he will receive a huge bonus if he wins the Champions League. This announcement comes at a key moment. PSG has just been eliminated from the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Neymar had already announced his idea in a press conference on the eve of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.  

“This is probably the season where I am the best, the happiest. Things will come naturally for my contract, but this is not the time to talk about it. ” – Neymar. 

Why does Neymar stays at PSG :

In a video interview organized by Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar explains the reasons why he extends his contract. “It’s simply for happiness”– Neymar, striker at PSG. 

The good understanding with his teammates and coach Mauricio Pochettino has also made the Brazilian want to extend his contract. He has clearly defined his objectives (personal and collective). Neymar wants to use his extension to make history by winning a Champions League cup. He is well confident in PSG’s ability to continue to reinforce the squad.

Neymar will not return to Barcelona, who could not afford to finance his return due to the financial crisis. The Camp Nou did not appreciate this extension. The staff of the Catalan club had indeed hoped to recruit him this summer.

An emissary had traveled to Paris a month ago to discuss with the player, and the latter had made it known that he wanted to return to Catalonia at all costs. Unfortunately for Barcelona, the Brazilian is fulfilling himself in Paris, both at the club and in the city.

This is a big file finished for the French club. PSG will be able to focus on the extension of Kylian Mbappé, also under contract until 2022.

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