Neymar to sign contract extension with Barcelona until 2021

The Brazil global had been linked with moves away from the Catalan giants over the summer, with Manchester United thought to be one of the clubs interested in his services.

Barcelona have announced that the 24-year-old will sign his new deal on Friday.

Meanwhile, Javier Mascherano, another player linked with a move away from Camp Nou, has signed a contract extension with the club, keeping him at Barcelona until June 2019.

Neymar's new deal means that Manchester United and French giants Paris Saint-Germain will have to pay a mammoth fee if they are to persuade him to leave.

Javier Mascherano puts pen to paper on a contract extension until June 2019 with Barcelona.


Neymar joined Barca in 2013 and his terms at Camp Nou were due to expire in 2018, but the fresh agreement will see him tied to the Spanish champions for the next five seasons.

A statement issued by Neymar's representatives in July read, "The athlete, along with his family, has chose to stay with FC Barcelona and will renew his contract for five more years".

While intricate details like his new wages and release clause hasn't been revealed yet, it is still expected that both the terms will be significantly improved to ward off any interest from other clubs.

This season, having arrived back late from winning the Olympic football tournament on home soil with Brazil for the first time, he has netted five goals in eight fixtures.

The player's medal haul while with the Catalan side includes four LaLiga titles, three Copa del Reys and two Champions Leagues.


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