It is such a long soap opera which has just ended. After weeks of negotiations and twists and turns, Neymar has finally extended his contract at PSG. While his lease was initially due to end in June 2022, the Brazilian star signed a new agreement extending until 2025. This is a major project to be completed for the Ile-de-France club, which will now be able to focus on the extension of Kylian Mbappé, also under contract until 2022.
“I am very happy, very happy to extend with Paris. The truth is that I am very happy to stay here for many years, to participate in the club’s project, to win titles there, to realize our biggest dream which is the Champions League. I am therefore happy to stay at the club, to be part of its history and to extend my contract ”, explains the Parisian number 10 on the club’s website upon the announcement of the good news, before continuing on his motivations.
Neymar wants to lead PSG to the top
“The first reason I made this decision is simply happiness. It is the joy to be part of this group, of this team, of Paris Saint-Germain. And then, of course, there is the affinity that I have created with the club, the work we do on a daily basis, the players who are in the squad today, and an excellent coach who will certainly help us. even more. All of these things make you believe in the project even more. “ This should please his partners and Pochettino.
This announcement comes at a key moment. PSG have just been eliminated from the semi-final of the Champions League. It is more the form of this defeat against Manchester City that stands out than the substance because there is nothing infamous about reaching the last four. Finalist last year, the French club is approaching the Grail so desired by its owners since their arrival in the summer of 2011. With the extension of Neymar, the management is allowing itself a little more time to achieve it.
“My goal, when I arrived at Paris Saint-Germain, was to place Paris Saint-Germain at the top, among the best, and we are getting closer. We are accumulating more and more experience to resist these types of matches, to know how to play a Champions League. And Paris is on the right track, we are getting closer to our goal and we feel more and more the desire to win the Champions League here. I’m sure we can do it ”, assures a Neymar determined to accompany PSG to the top.