Neymar to extend Barcelona contract to 2021

F.C Barcelona will secure Neymar for the next five years, putting to bed any speculations there might have been about his transfer to Manchester United.  The Brazilian forward is set to sign his contract extension this Friday. 

It’s been a never-ending honeymoon for Neymar, since arriving from Santos for £48.6m. He’s only 24 and has won two two La Liga titles, a Champions League title and a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. Although we couldn’t fit in all of his accolades, it’s clear that Neymar has been a revelation since his arrival.

Neymar already has 90 club goals to his name, and will play his 150th game against Manchester City this Wednesday.

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It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for the youngster, who landed himself in hot water with Spanish authorities over a fraud case. Brazilian investment fund DIS, former owners of the rights owner claimed that they had not been paid the 40% they were promised. Neymar and his father (player manager) looked set to get off scot-free after Spanish Authorities dropped the case. The investigations opened back up in September, after prosecutors successfully convinced the Spanish judges that Neymar and his father were aware of the fraud dealings.

 

Ari Charilaou