Neymar's new deal includes eye-watering release clause

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Barcelona have confirmed that Neymar will sign a contract extension later this week to keep him at the Nou Camp until 2021.

It's not all that long since the Brazilian was being linked with a move to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain, so unsurprisingly, Barca have moved quickly to tie him down.

The 24-year-old has already scored five goals and provided eight assists in all competitions this season, having spent the summer winning gold at the Olympics.


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That's only increased his standing in Catalonia, with boss Luis Enrique relying on him as part of Barca's formidable attacking trio, 'MSN', alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. 

Of course, just because he's committed to the Blaugrana, that doesn't mean United and PSG have to give up on signing him completely.

Yet, his suitors will now have to break the bank if they want to tempt him away from the La Liga champions in the years to come.

If Neymar was already one of the world's most expensive prospects, his potential transfer just got a whole lot more pricey.

Neymar's release clause

Sky Sports' reporter Kaveh Solhekol has it that Barca have included an absolutely crazy release clause of £180million in his new contract, rising to £226million in the third year.

It looks as if Paul Pogba's going to be holding onto his world record fee for quite some time.

Neymar is now in his fourth season in La Liga, having signed from Santos at the start of the 2013-2014 campaign.

It hasn't always been plain sailing for him at the club, and he's too often been made a scapegoat by fans on the rare occasions when things haven't gone so well on the pitch.

The majority of the Nou Camp faithful will no doubt be delighted with this news, though, as it looks like the attacker is going to be with them for quite some time.

How much is Neymar worth? Have your say in the comments. 

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