Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a new four-year contract with Neymar, ending speculation that the Brazilian could leave the club this summer.
The huge new deal is reportedly worth £26m per season, with the forward set to be on that lucrative £500,000-a-week rate until the summer of 2025.
Neymar, 29, had one season remaining on the deal he signed when joining PSG in 2017, and has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Ligue 1, possibly even with a return to Barcelona. But this weekend’s announcement puts an end to that transfer speculation.
This week’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City means that Neymar’s wait for European glory with PSG continues. The Brazilian has missed five knockout matches in the Champions League since joining PSG due to injury, but has featured heavily in the side’s run to the final last year and semi-finals this season.
Neymar has scored 85 goals in his 112 PSG appearances since joining from Barcelona, winning seven domestic trophies in that time.
Focus will now turn to the future of Neymar’s PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe. The 22-year-old Frenchman also has just a year left on his existing deal, and has been heavily linked with a move away this summer, with Real Madrid the most likely destination.
But, with Real and a number of Europe’s biggest clubs unlikely to spend huge money following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mbappe’s options may well be limited. PSG are hopeful of using that to persuade the World Cup winner to agree a new deal later this month.