This is one of the big shots of the transfer window. Paris SG succeeded in extending the contract of Neymar (29 years old). The Brazilian, who arrived in the summer of 2017 from FC Barcelona against a check for 222 M €, is now linked to the club in the capital until June 2025. This new lease even has an additional year as an option, which could therefore see the international auriverde (103 selections, 64 goals) remain at the Parc des Princes until June 2026. We learned this Monday, the native of Mogi das Cruzes favored security and stability despite contacts with Barça staff.
He did not want to wait for a Blaugrana offer which never arrived despite informal discussions. But this is not a default choice for the Paulista, as explained on Tuesday Sport. First, PSG maintained his salary, higher than € 30 million, which, in a period of the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions everywhere among the other major Europeans, obviously weighed in his thinking. In addition to his emoluments, the No. 10 Rouge-et-Bleu was entitled to an extension bonus and extended his sponsorship contracts with Qatar.
On the other hand, the Parisian officials assured him that they would build a competitive team, capable of going, finally, to win the Champions League, after a failure in the final in 2020 and in the semi-final in 2021. Three potential targets are cited by the Spanish sports daily: Sergio Ramos, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Obviously, the name of Kylian Mbappé was also mentioned in the discussions, the South American hoping to see his friend extend his lease.
Finally, the Ile-de-France bosses have promised him a peaceful locker room. The recent extensions of Keylor Navas and Angel Di Maria, close to the Ney, go in this direction. Some departures are to be expected, to avoid any internal strife, explains the publication. Finally, it is not excluded that a player from the galaxy Neymar, advised by his father, disembarks in the City of Light so that the latter will always feel as good there in the coming months.