August 17, 2017

Neymar agrees terms with PSG —Report

Reports in France claim that Neymar has already said his goodbyes at Barca.

FC Barcelona forward Neymar has now told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to move to the Parc des Princes and agreed to terms on a contract, a source close to the French club has told ESPN FC.

His decision means PSG can now push forward with their plans to trigger the Brazil international’s €222 million buyout clause.

The source said Neymar and his father, who has been in discussions with PSG’s ambitious Qatari owners and sporting director Antero Henrique for the past few days, have agreed to a massive contract of at least four years.

If the 25-year-old ends up in Paris, he will be earning about €30m a year after taxes and will also be handed a major sign-on fee in excess of his net annual sum.

On top of those earnings and significant bonuses, the source indicated Neymar and his father will also profit from a number of club owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments’ other commercial ventures in Paris and away from the world of football.

According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Barca’s No. 11 — who is in the United States with Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde’s men for the pre season — has already told some of his current teammates that he is leaving for PSG.

The ESPN FC source indicated that the biggest remaining question is no longer whether Neymar is willing to swap Camp Nou for Parc des Princes but how ownership finances what would be a world-record fee.