FC Barcelona have a verbal agreement in place with Neymar for him to spend the next five years at the club.
The Brazilian is so desperate for a Camp Nou return that he’s willing to accept a much lower wage in order to make it a reality. He didn’t even negotiate because he knew the offer on the table was the maximum Barça could afford to offer.
Exclusive sources reveal that Neymar has agreed personal terms with Barça. If an agreement is reached between the two clubs, Neymar would earn almost 50% less than he currently does with PSG. His contract with the French club is €3,069,520 per month, around €100,000 a day. He’s the second best paid footballer in the world after Lionel Messi.
Neymar will earn around €24m per season which is similar to what he was on previously at Barça. For the Brazilian and his representatives, the priority is to restore his name amongst the best in the sport – not earn more than anybody else.
Neymar has had other proposals on the table but the only one that matters is the offer from Barça. He wants to go back to LaLiga and if Barça can’t reach an agreement with PSG, only then would he consider Real Madrid.
Upon hearing that Madrid essentially withdrew from the bidding and will instead focus on bringing in Kylian Mbappe next summer.
Neymar wants to be happy out on the pitch again. He’s suffered in his two seasons at PSG and, at the age of 27, sees this as the perfect time to get his career back on track.
Another one of the conditions on a potential deal is that Neymar withdraws his legal complaint about commissions his representatives feel they are owed for his contract renewal just before he joined PSG. The case is over €26m and the club has contested the charge. Neymar is happy to cancel all legal proceedings if it helps smooth over a return.
The player’s father earned around €50m when his son moved to PSG.
Neymar has been offered a five-year contract and would see the Brazilian stay at the Camp Nou until he was 32.
The verbal agreement is a huge step in the right direction but the most complicated aspect remains undone: agreeing a fee with PSG. Due to the bad relationship between the two clubs, the majority of the work is being done by intermediaries.