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Neymar set to sign new four-year contract with PSG


Neymar is getting closer to a new long-term contract with Paris Saint-Germain, having confirmed earlier this week that he is happy at Parc des Princes and is keen to stay at the club.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in a controversial world record transfer worth € 222million in the summer of 2017, but just two years later he was determined to return to Camp Nou then that he claimed to want to find Lionel Messi and to regret having left him.

Neymar previously wanted to reunite with Lionel Messi in Barcelona
Neymar previously wanted to reunite with Lionel Messi in Barcelona | Photograph by Vladimir Rys / Getty Images

No deal ever came to fruition at that point, with Barca lacking the financial resources to entice PSG to sell, nor to convince their own players to go in the opposite direction in a cashless deal.

Even though it was later rumored that Barcelona were only following movements to appease the various parties, knowing full well that a deal was not really possible, Neymar was said to have been so distraught when he learned he would not be returning that he cries.

Today, however, things have changed considerably. PSG reached the Champions League final last season, as Barcelona’s growing debt and Messi’s uncertain future make any potential reunion between the two men much more likely in Paris.

News of deal on new contract comes from Brazilian journalist Marcelo Bechler, who was a major source of information when Neymar agreed to join PSG for the first time in 2017.

Bechler says the player is “very close” to signing and it could even be announced this week.

The new contract would run for four years, Neymar, who is celebrating his 29th birthday on Friday, well in his thirties by the time it expires. Its existing agreement ends in 2022.

Earlier this week, Neymar told French channel TF1: “I’m happy today. I am really happy. Things have changed a lot. I can’t explain exactly why. But today I feel good. I have adapted myself. I am calmer and happier.

Neymar wants Kylian Mbappe to stay with him at PSG | FRANCK FIFE / Getty Images

“I want to stay at PSG. I also want Kylian [Mbappe] stay. We want PSG to be a great team. I want to keep playing football and be happy, that’s the most important thing.

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