Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has signed a new contract with the club. The deal quashes speculation linking the Brazilian with a move away from the Parc des Princes, and keeps him at the club until June 2026.
It is also thought that the new contract entitles Neymar to a significant financial bonus if he helps PSG win a maiden Champions League title. This season, the Ligue 1 champions were knocked out at the semi-final stage by Manchester City.
Neymar Signs New Five-Year Paris Saint-Germain Contract
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Brazil Forward is Happier Than Ever in Paris
Having told teammates that he is feeling more settled than ever in the French capital, it comes as no surprise that Neymar has reaffirmed his commitment to PSG.
The 29-year-old joined the club from Barcelona in 2017 in a world record £200m deal. Since then, he has scored 85 goals and recorded 51 assists in 112 games for Les Parisiens, helping the club continue their recent dominance of French football.
Indeed, Neymar has scooped seven domestic trophies in his time in Paris to date, including three consecutive Ligue 1 triumphs.
Contract Affirms Champions League Ambition
Since his record transfer to the club, Neymar has become known as the jewel in PSG’s expensively-assembled crown. Upon his arrival in 2017, it was hoped that the Brazilian would lead the club to their first Champions League success, an objective that remains their primary goal.
Having come close in each of the past two seasons – PSG were beaten finalists in the competition last season – Neymar now has another five years to deliver on that objective.
Despite their lofty European aspirations, PSG may find themselves falling short of defending their Ligue 1 title this season. Champions in each of the last three seasons, the club could be dethroned by Lille, who are just two wins from a first title in ten years.
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