squad | 2016-07-04
Neymar renews his contract with Barcelona until 2021
The Brazilian's buy out clause will increase over the years until reaching 250 million Euros
FC Barcelona and the star footballer Neymar Jr. have signed a contract renewal which will keep the Brazilian at the Club for the next five seasons, until 30 June 2021.
The player’s buy out clause has been established at 200 million Euros for the first year of his contract, 222 million for the second and 250 million for the remaining three years.
On 15 July, before Neymar Jr. joins up with the Brazilian national team for the Olympic Games, the new deal will be presented formally in Barcelona.
Since his arrival at the Club Neymar has consolidated his role as one of the best players in the world thanks to his superb talent. The Brazilian finished third in the 2015 Ballon d’Or award behind his teammate Leo Messi.
After three seasons with the culés, Neymar has played 141 games for the Club, scoring 85 goals: 15 in his first season, 39 in his second and 31 in his third.
In his time wearing the Blaugrana jersey, the Brazilian has won the Spanish league twice, the Spanish Cup twice, the 2015 Champions League (scoring in the Final against Juventus), the European Super Cup, the Spanish Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
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WRITTEN BY: Jaime Ibarra
Jaime is a chemical engineer from Venezuela who is passionate about football and Barça. He loves the club’s history and he has been an unconditional fan since Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” amazed the world with the Blaugrana colors.