Neymar’s father has confirmed that his son will put pen-to-paper on a new contract with FC Barcelona.
Speaking at the LFP awards on Monday night, amid speculation that Neymar Jr. could leave the Camp Nou, Neymar Senior stated that while “there’s no rush” to sign a contract extension, he is “sure” a new deal will be agreed.
Just last month, Neymar Senior told reporters - per the Daily Mail - that his son could leave Barcelona unless he stopped “receiving attacks” from the Spanish tax authorities. However, Neymar is happy with the Catalan giants, scoring plenty of goals and winning major honours.
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“We are going to renew with Barcelona, that’s for sure,” Neymar Senior was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Sport. “He has three more years at Barça, so there’s no need for urgency. There’s no rush.
“We are relaxed and sure that Neymar will continue here for many more years. He is happy in Barcelona and there’s no need for a change.”
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Tax issues and Real Madrid rumours
On the tax issue, Neymar’s father added: “We’re not asking for fiscal serenity, all that we want is that they understand us; that they see that our structure is valid.”
He also addressed outlandish recent reports which claimed Real Madrid were keen to sign the Brazil international.
“I don’t know anything about those rumours,” he told reporters before getting into his car.
Neymar: I'm living a dream
Neymar has also dismissed speculation that he is considering his future at Barcelona, describing life at the Camp Nou as a “dream”.
"I don't know about my renewal. It's all up to my father," the forward, who was named as the best ‘American’ player at the LFP awards, was quoted as telling beIN Sport by the Daily Star.
“I cannot see me far away from Barca, it's the perfect team for me.
"It's my second home, and I'm happy. I'm living a dream."
Neymar likely to stay at Barcelona for years
Indeed, Neymar is scoring goals for fun in one of the best attacking triumvirates ever assembled and winning the biggest trophies club football has to offer.
The 23-year-old also has an opportunity to win the 2015 Ballon d’Or after being named as one of the three finalists, alongside teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, earlier this week.
While the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid might well be interested in signing the world-class Neymar, it seems very unlikely that he’ll leave Barcelona any time soon.
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