Neymar signs contract extension with Barça till 2021

Monday, October 24, 2016

On Friday, Catalonian football club FC Barcelona announced Brazilian forward Neymar signed a five-year contract extension, which runs through June 2021.

File photo of Neymar, 2016.
Image: Agência Brasília.

Barcelona announced Neymar would be signing a contract extension in July, but Neymar was not physically present at their offices to sign at the time.

Neymar joined the Blaugrana in summer 2013 from Santos FC and since then has featured in 151 games for the Catalonian club. Neymar has won nine trophies with Barça — two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and Supercopa de España, and one each of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup scoring over 90 goals.

Per the contract extension, Neymar's buyout clause is 200 million at the end of the current season which would rise to €250million by the third season.

After signing the contract extension, Neymar said, "I feel at home [...] I am very happy with colleagues on the field" ((ca))Catalonia language: ‍Em sento a casa [...] Em sento molt feliç a dins del camp amb els companys.