Neymar signs three-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain until 2025 which is set to be worth £26m per season as the Brazilian star ends talks over a return to Barcelona with the club now hoping to secure the future of Kylian Mbappe

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  • Neymar has signed a contract extension to secure his future with PSG 
  • According to L’Equipe the new deal will be worth £26m-per-season for him
  • Believed that contract includes a huge bonus if club win Champions League 
  • Kylian Mbappe’s contract expires next season but PSG looking to extend that

Neymar has signed a three-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain to commit his future at the club until 2025.

There had been talk that the Brazilian superstar could return to Barcelona, who he left to join the French side for a world record £198m fee back in 2017. 

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Neymar said he wanted to leave France in 2019 amid reports that he was set to return to LaLiga but eventually stayed before the club reached the Champions League final last season.

The club have now posted a video on their Twitter page showing pictures of his best moments since joining the club along with the caption ‘NeymarJr2025’.

Neymar’s contract had been set to expire at the end of the 2021-22 season. 

It was previously reported by French newspaper L’Equipe that he was prepared to commit his future to Mauricio Pochettino’s side and sign an extension worth £26m (€30m) per season.

It was also claimed that the contract will include a huge bonus if PSG win the Champions League in the next few years.  

PSG are also looking to extend Kylian Mbappe’s deal as the 22-year-old France striker’s contract expires at the end of next season. 

In his first PSG press conference for two years last week, Neymar said he was ‘really happy’ at the club, hinting at a possible extension of his contract. 

‘I have got time left on my contract here at PSG,’ Neymar said. ‘We want to do what is best for everyone. 

‘I have already said that I am happy here and I feel much better than in the previous seasons.

‘There are some aspects that I have improved here. I also went through difficult times with things that people know about. I have always worked hard and have always been professional, contrary to what some people believe.

‘PSG have grown a lot, the club is more respected. When people talk about PSG, they know that we are in the last four, five or six teams in the Champions League.’

He was, however, unable to help the team reach a second successive Champions League final as PSG were knocked out in the semi-finals by Manchester City with a 4-1 aggregate defeat.

Neymar’s time at PSG has been inconsistent, with the Brazilian gracing the fans with some moments of brilliance while winning three straight Ligue 1 titles.

However, he has failed to make his impact truly felt in Champions League knockout ties, with a combination of injuries and inconsistent performances.

Neymar has missed five European knockout matches for PSG through injury during his time in France, and in the 10 he has featured in, he has scored just twice.

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