After talks began a few months ago, Neymar agreed to a four-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain, sources told ESPN.
The international arrangement with Brazil was set to expire in June 2022, and his latest contract will keep him in the capital of France until 2026. PSG made the extension of Neymar a goal and the player was very keen to stay at the Parc des Princes longer.
“I want to stay,” Neymar said in a French television interview on Sunday. Leonardo, the sports director of PSG, whose relationship has strengthened with Neymar Jr. and his father in the past year, was instrumental in the discussions and the agreement reached.
With Kylian Mbappe, who is also out of contract for 18 months, Leonardo wants to achieve the same outcome. So far, however, France International has not determined what it would like to do, expand, or leave.
Neymar, who turns 29 on Friday, is happy to continue his Paris career and will be able to sign his new contract very soon. Ideally, before the Champions League round-of-16 first leg against Barcelona on Feb. 15, the club would like it all done.
Neymar has won three Ligue 1 cups, to go with two Coupes de France, two Coupes de la Ligue, and two Trophees des Champions, since arriving at the Parc des Princes in August 201 with a world record EUR 222 million offer from Barcelona.
He also ended runner-up last season in the Champions League, losing to Bayern Munich in Lisbon (1-0).
He reached the club’s 100-game milestone last week, before Sunday’s defeat at Lorient, where he scored two goals.