Barcelona give Neymar time to decide his future

Barcelona give Neymar time

Barcelona give Neymar time to decide his future 

The Brazil ace’s €190 million release clause should scare off suitors this summer. Just two sides could afford to pay his wages even if he chooses not to renew his Barca contract.

Barcelona give Neymar time to decide his future

Barcelona give Neymar time
Neymar stands crucial for Barca

Neymar is practically certain to stay at Barcelona this summer. That’s despite agent Wagner Ribeiro’s claims that “three offers from massive clubs” are accountable.

Neymar is still mulling over the fine print on a new deal that would take his contract up to 2022. The current agreement still has two years to run.

Catalans have thrown the ball back into Brazil star’s court whether he signs the extension.

The club assure they have a verbal agreement over the renewal. That’s despite Ribeiro’s statements, and will let the player decide. They resist any attempts to push up the contract terms as some in Neymar’s inner circle desire.

Any side, moreover, that wish to take Neymar before his contract is up face a hefty financial obstacle: a release clause of €190 million that excludes all but Europe’s wealthiest clubs.

When that staggering figure adds to the salary package suitors would have to put together it all. They will do that in order to convince him to leave Camp Nou. But a move this summer is all but impossible.

His release clause is too big a hurdle for any club in the world. Even Real Madrid would have to set aside a third of their entire annual income.

Barcelona give Neymar time
Neymar is almost certain to stay at Camp Nou

Manchester City would not be able to sustain Neymar in their current squad. With salary costs totaling 66 percent of incomes at the Etihad, the team would be above the 70% FFP threshold.

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