Brazil and Barcelona talisman, Neymar has finally signed a new 5-year deal with Barcelona which will take his stay at the club to 2021. After almost a year in negotiations Barcelona announced the news on friday ahead of visit to Mestalla when they face Valencia. Neymar’s new contract include massive numbers on his personal salary and the release clause. With his new contract he becomes the third highest paid footballer in the world only behind team mate Messi and Real Madrid’s Ronaldo.
Neymar signs contract extension with Barcelona: Barcelona can finally take a sigh of relief as their most valuable player Neymar has finally signed a new financially improved 5-year deal with the clubs. New deal will ward off interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain who have been heavily linked with Neymar’s transfer.
Interestingly enough Barcelona has increased the buy-out clause in his contract but it will be a tier-based contract where in the first year of his new deal the buy out clause is £180m which will eventually increased to £225m in third year.
Below are the financial details of the new contract where Neymar will be getting paid around £15.9m guaranteed salary but bonuses and other image right clause can take his yearly salary to around £22 million a year. Neymar was paid around £9.5m a year with previous contract.
|Contract Period||5 year contract (2016 to 2021)|
|Basic Salary (Yearly)||£15.9m net per season|
|Bonus Add-ons (Yearly)||Max £7m per season (depending on individual and team performances)|
|Buy-out Clause||£180m in first year, £200m in second year and £225 in third year of the new contract.|
Barcelona will hope that new Neymar deal will finally end all the speculation about his future and he can focus on the season where Barcelona now move to a very busy couple of months.