Neymar to extend Barcelona contract until 2021

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Barcelona striker Neymar has agreed a new contract which keeps him at the Nou Camp until the summer of 2021.

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The Catalan club has fixed his buy-out clause at £181m for the first year of his new contract, £200m for the second year and £226m for the remaining three years of his deal.

Barca signed the Brazil forward from Santos in 2013 and he has gone on to become one of the game’s biggest superstars.

He has won La Liga twice, the Champions League, European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, and Copa del Rey twice.

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A Barcelona statement read: “Since his arrival at the club Neymar has cemented his position as one of the best players in the world thanks to his outstanding talent. The Brazilian finished third in the 2015 Ballon d’Or award behind the winner his team-mate Leo Messi.

“After three seasons with FC Barcelona, Neymar’s statistics are outstanding. In 141 games for the club he has scored 85 goals, 15 in his first season, 39 in his second and 31 in his third.”

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Neymar will sign the deal on Friday.

Team-mate Javier Mascherano had already agreed to extend his contract and the club confirmed the formalities had been completed on a deal which sees him stay until 2019.

A club statement read: “Javier Mascherano put pen to paper on his improved contract extension with FC Barcelona that will keep him at the club until 30 June 2019.”

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