Neymar has extended his deal with Paris Saint-Germain until 2025, committing his future to the club.
In August 2017, the Brazilian forward signed a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions from Barcelona for a world-record fee of 222 million euros.
Neymar was linked with a move to Barcelona, but the 29-year-old has now firmly committed to PSG, who announced his new contract on Saturday, according to DPA.
According to L’Equipe, the former Santos star’s latest contract will pay him 30 million euros a season in the French capital.
Neymar stated: “I’m overjoyed to have my deal with Paris extended until 2025. The reality is that I’m very pleased to be remaining here for four more years, to be a part of the club’s mission, to aspire and win trophies, and to accomplish our ultimate goal, which is to win the Champions League.”
Neymar was keen to return to Barcelona in July 2019, when his future in Paris seemed to be in jeopardy, and in recent weeks he has been linked with a move to Camp Nou once more.
As he signed on for the next four years, he expressed guilt for making it tough for PSG executives in the past.
“I’ve improved a lot. “I’ve heard a lot,” Neymar said, according to the club’s official website.
“Things have happened that should not have happened. We had disagreements and a few tragic moments, but overall, the evolution has been really optimistic.
“I am delighted and honored to be a part of Paris Saint-heritage. Germain’s I believe I have grown as a person, a human being, and a player. So, I am delighted to be extending my contract, to be a part of Paris’ culture, and I intend to add even more trophies to Paris Saint-trophy Germain’s cabinet.”
The loss to Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals this season ensures that expectations of winning the trophy remain unfulfilled.
However, Neymar thinks Mauricio Pochettino is the right man for the job, labeling him as “a brilliant coach who will undoubtedly support us even more” while also praising his Parc des Prince’s teammates.