Brazilian winger, Neymar has finally renewed his contract with Paris Saint Germain after months of back and forth between him and the club.
The French Ligue 1 champions announced today, May 8, 2021, that the 29-year-old left-winger has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at PSG until June 30, 2025.
At the time of publishing this report, Neymar’s salary, based on his new contract with PSG, has not been made known. However, before he signed the new deal, he has been earning 36.8 million euros per year since 2017.
The Brazil international has been playing for PSG since August 2017 after he completed a world transfer record deal worth €222 million which saw him move from FC Barcelona to the French club. Then, Neymar signed a 5-year deal with PSG.
Despite finding it difficult at PSG to maintain the kind of form he enjoyed at Barcelona, Neymar was heavily linked with a potential return to Barcelona. Now that he has finally extended his contract with PSG, the fans of the Brazilian winger would have to put such speculation behind them.
After renewing his deal with PSG, Neymar said: “The truth is that I’m very happy to be staying here for four more years, 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.
“So I’m happy to be staying at the club, to be a part of it, and to be extending my contract.
“The joy of being part of this squad, of the team, of Paris Saint-Germain, the club. And then, of course, the affinity I have with the club, with the work, with the players that are in the squad today, with a great coach who will certainly help us even more.
“These things make you believe in the project even more.”
Since Neymar joined PSG in 2017, he has played 112 competitive games in which he scored 85 goals and provided 51 assists. He has helped the club to win three successive Ligue 1 titles but he is yet to help the club to win the Champions League which the club so much crave.
Neymar led the club to the final of the Champions League during the 2019-2020 season. He also led the club to the semi-final stage of the competition this season.
So far this season, he has scored 7 goals and provided 5 assists in 15 Ligue 1 games. He played such a small amount of games due to injuries, bans, and fitness issues. He has played a total of 27 games in all competitions this season in which he scored 15 goals and provided 10 assists.