Neymar accepts a significant pay cut to re-join Barcelona – Sport

Neymar desperate to return to Barcelona from PSG

You can almost smell the desperation Neymar has for a return to Barcelona from PSG in the exclusive report by Catalan newspaper Sport on Tuesday.

According to Sport, Neymar has already agreed personal terms with Barcelona.

This verbal agreement between Neymar and Barcelona is for a five-year contract and is a clear sign of just how desperate the Brazilian superstar is to leave PSG.

Sport write that “The desire of the Brazilian to return to the Camp Nou is so high that he has already accepted without hesitation the conditions offered by Josep Maria Bartomeu.”

Neymar did not want to negotiate since he understands Barcelona will have to spend a lot of money to buy him back from Paris Saint Germain.

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 28: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at Parc des Princes on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Sport’s front page detailing Neymar agreeing terms with Barcelona

Sport's front page detailing Neymar agreeing terms with Barcelona

Sport’s front page detailing Neymar agreeing terms with Barcelona

Neymar set for significant pay cut

According to Football Leaks, Neymar currently earns 36.8 million euros per season at PSG.

Incredibly, Neymar earns around 100,000 euros per day in the French capital.

Neymar has now accepted personal terms at Barcelona worth 24 million euros net per season. This is around the figure he was earning before leaving for PSG.

As is made very clear by Sport, Neymar’s desire to return to the Nou Camp is not financial, but professional.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 16: Neymar da Silva Santos J?nior of Brazil gets past Edinson Cavani and Math?as Su?rez of Uruguay during the International Friendly between Brazil and Uruguay at Emirates Stadium on November 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Neymar withdraws Barcelona complaint

In addition to the salary agreement, Neymar has also agreed not to pursue a legal complaint from his time at Barcelona.

Neymar claimed that he was owed a “loyalty bonus” worth 26 million euros, which Barcelona refused to pay.

This has remained a legal issue between the player and his former club. To help proceed with a return to Barcelona, Neymar has now waived this claim completely.

Barcelona want Neymar to sign a five-year contract at the club, which will take him to 32 years of age.

Messi Neymar

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 27: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team mate Neymar Jr. after scoring his team’s first goal during the Copa Del Rey Final between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves at Vicente Calderon stadium on May 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Have Barcelona and PSG agreed a fee for Neymar?

Nowhere is it detailed in the Sport report how much Barcelona will pay for Neymar. Indeed, they do not even confirm that negotiations have started between the two clubs.

One caveat put forward by Sport regarding the Neymar financial demands, is that the Brazilian attacker’s father made 50 million euros from the transfer to PSG just two years ago.

This saga looks likely to run for a few weeks yet, with this Sport report likely adding more pressure to the negotiations…

Neymar is currently injured and has missed the Copa America on home soil. His latest Instagram post is below.

 

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Amigos & companheiros .. honra e satisfação em fazer parte desse grupo!

A post shared by 3n310ta 🇧🇷 👻 neymarjr (@neymarjr) on Jun 21, 2019 at 11:27am PDT

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