Confusion Over Neymar's Future as Separate Reporters Claim Contracts Agreed With Barcelona & PSG

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Conflicting reports have emerged claiming new contracts for Barcelona star Neymar are being finalised by both the Catalan giants and French side Paris-Saint Germain.

There has been a lot of talk regarding the future of the Brazil international, with some media outlets claiming Neymar has become frustrated at playing in the shadow of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and is eager to move away.

Marca claim PSG will splash out almost £352m in total for the 25-year-old, with a release clause being set at £196m and £136m being used for wages.

​​However, Esporte Interactive and Radio Itatiaia journalist Marcelo Bechler believes Gustavo Xisto and Altamiro Bezerra, Neymar's lawyers, are in Barcelona to finalise a new contract for the forward.


The reports have done little to clear up the future of Neymar, who has reportedly spoken with Barcelona teammates Messi and Luis Suarez regarding his future.

​​​Sport believe the trio met on Saturday night in New Jersey, with the club currently on a pre-season tour of the USA, and Messi and Suarez attempted to show Neymar that there is no better team for him to play for currently than Barcelona.

With new manager Ernesto Valverde in charge, Messi and Suarez attempted to persuade the Brazilian that he cannot leave yet as there is still a lot more for the Nou Camp side to accomplish.

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The talks reportedly went on for over an hour and they proved successful, with Messi and Suarez convincing Neymar that much success lies ahead for Barcelona as they look to wrestle back the La Liga title from current champions Real Madrid.

Neymar reportedly said: "I'll stay."

Neymar has made 186 appearances for Barcelona since joining the club in 2013, scoring 105 goals.

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