SUPERSTAR Neymar has reportedly returned to Barcelona at a reduced price, but a secret clause in his Paris Saint-Germain contract could derail plans for a reunion.
PSG are said to be open to selling the Brazilian trickster and have offered him to former club Barcelona for just £43m.
Despite the club’s financial woes leaving them in debt of half a billion euros, the prospect of bringing back one of their former superstars could be too tempting to turn down.
Apart from that, the 30-year-old’s contract with PSG contains a secret clause that could derail any possible deal.
Corresponding El Chiringuito TVthe attacker’s contract with PSG includes a clause that says his contract can be automatically renewed for another year on July 1.
This extension means his contract with the Parisians will run until 2027 if fulfilled.
Another obstacle to a deal is that Barcelona are prioritizing a deal for Bayern Munich’s talisman Robert Lewandowksi.
Barcelona are looking to recruit on the cheap this summer and with Lewandowski expressing a desire to leave alongside a contract that expires next summer, the Catalan club are treating his acquisition as a priority.
PSG agreed a contract extension with Neymar last year, an agreement that nets him £600,000 every week.
After agreeing a new deal for Kylian Mbappe that kept him out of Real Madrid’s clutches, the French club would happily wipe Neymar’s salary off their books.
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PSG have offered Neymar to a number of clubs, with Premier League side Newcastle United reportedly among the teams he’s considering.
Heralding the changes surrounding the Parc des Princes, new sporting director Luis Campos is expected to name Christophe Galtier as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor ahead of Zinedine Zidane.
He will also bring in Manchester United-linked Vitinha and Renato Sanches from Lille to overhaul the midfield and build the team around Mbappe to win the elusive Champions League they want.
Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi also hinted at Neymar’s departure.
Speaking to Le Parisian, he said: “I expected all the players to do better than they did last season. Much more.
“We need to get humble again. We need to adapt to avoid injuries, suspensions and fouls that can change games.
“We have to discipline ourselves, on and off the field. […] If you want to stay in your comfort zone, stay out of it.
“Some will come and some will go, but these are private negotiations.”
Neymar’s adviser Wagner Ribiero rejected the allegations his client would leave: “Despite rumors about his departure, Neymar is only focused on PSG and wants to win the Champions League there.”
The £200million star’s private jet was forced to make an emergency landing while returning to his native Brazil from Barbados earlier this week.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5622898/psg-offer-neymar-43million-barcelona-transfer/ PSG ‘offer Neymar back to Barcelona for a fraction of record £198m transfer fee’ but a secret clause could derail plans