Brazilian professional footballer who plays as forward for Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar Junior, has decided to extend his contract with the French club.
A statement from PSG on Saturday confirmed that the 29-year-old player penned a new contract with the club until June 30, 2025.
The statement quoted the club’s Chairman and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, saying, “I am proud that Neymar Jr has reaffirmed his long-term commitment to the PSG family through to 2025, and will continue to delight fans. We are very happy to see him continue as part of our project and to be alongside us for many years to come.”
According to Milan-based football transfer journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Neymar’s contract comprises a 30 million Euro paycheck per season after-tax reduction, and a hefty bonus in the event that PSG wins the Champions League.
He said: “Salary around €30m/season after taxes + add ons. Huge bonus’ in case PSG will win the Champions League,” Naija News understands that Neymar’s previous contract was to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season, and there had been rumours linking the Brazilian to a return to FC Barcelona and a desire to reconnect with former Cartalan, Lionel Messi, at the Camp Nou.
However, speaking on his new contract, Neymar said he is really pleased to continue his adventure at Paris Saint-Germain.
He said: “I’m very happy in Paris, and proud to be part of this squad, to work with these players, a great coach and to be part of the history of this club. These are things that make me believe even more in this great project. I have grown as a person here, as a human being and as a player, too. So I am very happy to extend my contract and I hope to win many more trophies here.”
In another news, Naija News reports that the 2022 World Cup qualifiers game has been rescheduled.
FIFA confirmed this in a statement released on Thursday, May 6.