Reports: Neymar Signs Five-Year Extension With Barcelona As Club’s Second Highest Paid Star
He is just after the great Lionel Messi now. In Barcelona’s payroll, that is. Neymar has reportedly become the second highest paid player of the Spanish giants after signing a five-year extension with them.Advertisement
The Brazilian hitman was under Manchester United’s radar for so long. Neymar also kept the possibility of a United move wide open. Real Madrid also had interest in the superstar striker.
But finally, the in-form striker has confirmed he prefers to stay with the Catalans along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as the Spanish giants are eyeing another European glory.
The deal was reportedly signed in December when the Catalans were touring Japan for the World Club Cup championship, reports ESPN Brazil. The official announcement was delayed due to lingering tax issues.
His previous deal was set to expire in 2018. By locking up one of their precious strikers, Barcelona continues to be distinct threat. Neymar will now be earning $220,000 and $275,000 per week, which makes him the second highest paid player in the squad after Messi, according to Fansided.