Neymar 'exercises option to extend £24m-a-year PSG contract' 1 month ago

Neymar 'exercises option to extend £24m-a-year PSG contract'

The Brazilian will reportedly remain in Paris until 2027

Neymar has reportedly exercised an option to extend his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation that he was set to leave the club.

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The 30-year-old has been linked with a number of club this summer - including Chelsea and Newcastle - following reports that the Parisians told the Brazilian that he was no longer needed at Le Parc des Princes.

Kylian Mbappe recently signed a new deal with PSG worth a staggering £650,000 a week - with many speculating that the Frenchman is now able to have a say in the club's sporting decisions.

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As reported by RMC Sport, Neymar has been told he is surplus to requirements ahead of the new season as PSG look for a fresh start. The former Barcelona man, who clashed with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi earlier this summer, was expected to leave the club in this transfer window.

Neymar opts to 'extend PSG deal'

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However, Sport claim that the Brazilian has instead chosen to exercise the option in his contract which would keep him in the French capital until 2027.

Neymar - who extended his previous deal in 2021 - is currently under contract until 2025, and it is thought that the 30-year-old is earning £24m-a-year. Therefore, it would take a significant transfer fee to secure the attacker's signature.

He registered 13 goals and eight assists in 28 appearances during PSG's title-winning campaign last season, but spent time on the sidelines between December and February after suffering an ankle injury.

Speaking about Neymar, Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien: "A possible departure of Neymar this summer? What I can tell you is that we expect all players to do a lot more than last season. A lot more!"

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