Neymar Signs New PSG Contract
Brazil forward Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris St Germain that will keep him in the French capital until 2025, the Ligue 1 club said on Saturday.
The 29-year-old Neymar, who joined PSG in 2017 from Spanish club Barcelona for a record transfer fee of 222 million euros ($270 million), has agreed a deal French media reported will earn him an annual salary of 30 million euros.
Neymar said he wanted to leave PSG in 2019 amid media reports he was keen on returning to Barcelona, but he stayed in Paris and helped PSG reach the Champions League final last season.
"I'm very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025," Neymar told the PSG website.
"The truth is that I'm very happy to be a part of the club’s project, to try and win titles, to try and achieve our biggest dream which is the Champions League."
In his first PSG news conference in two years last week, Neymar said was "really happy" at the club, hinting at a possible contract extension.
He was, however, unable to help the team reach a second successive Champions League final as PSG were knocked out in the semifinals by Manchester City 4-1 on aggregate.
Neymar's performances at PSG have been inconsistent, treating the fans to moments of brilliance but failing to shine in Champions League knockout games.
The Brazilian has scored 85 goals in 112 appearances for PSG, winning a host of trophies including three league titles.
PSG are also looking to extend Kylian Mbappe's deal as the 22-year-old France striker's contract expires at the end of next season. (Reuters)