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Neymar reportedly accepts pay cut to push through Barcelona move

Neymar reportedly accepts pay cut to push through Barcelona move

25 Jun 2019, 12:40

The Brazilian superstar has reportedly agreed to a five-year contract with Barcelona.

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, a verbal agreement has been reached between the Brazilian and his former club.

The report claims Neymar will scoop nearly 50% less than he currently does at Paris Saint-Germain. A new deal would see Neymar earn around €450k-a-week at Barcelona, in line with the deal he had before leaving the Catalan club two years ago.

Sport insists that Neymar and his representatives are not motivated by money, but by his ambition to restore his reputation as one of the best players in the world and to get back in the mix for the Ballon d'Or. 

There is still, though, a long way to go until a deal is done. Barcelona will have to agree on a fee with PSG, who paid a world record €222m sum to sign Neymar in 2017. 

Neymar's currently recuperating from another long-term injury, this time to his ankle ligaments, and the talented attacker will play no part in Brazil's Copa America campaign on home soil. 

The former Barcelona forward also injured his metatarsal in the months leading up to the 2018 World Cup and missed the final months of the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season. These injury issues date back even further, with Neymar also missing Brazil's embarrassing semifinal defeat to Germany in the 2014 World Cup, also in Brazil. 

The Seleção faces Paraguay in the Copa America quarterfinals on Friday 28 June.

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