PSG formalized this Saturday the extension of Neymar until June 2025. News that would leave a bitter taste in Barça where some leaders would have the impression of having been used by the Brazilian and his entourage during negotiations with the Ile-de-France club .
Bad day for Barça this Saturday. Between the draw conceded at home against Atlético (0-0) and the extension of Neymar to PSG, the Catalans experienced a sudden return to reality. On the one hand, the Blaugrana club have missed a huge opportunity in the La Liga title race. On the other hand, the hope of repatriating the Brazilian star during the summer transfer window is gone.
If the local press has long fueled the rumors of a return of Neymar to Barça, some leaders would live a little badly with his new contract in Paris. According to Rac 1 radio, the management of the culé team would even have the feeling of having been used by the international Auriverde.
>> Information and rumors of the transfer window are on RMC Sport
An interview between Barça and the Neymar clan in April
Officially extended until June 2025, Neymar would have used Barcelona’s interest to negotiate with the Ile-de-France management. Catalan radio assures him, Catalan emissaries would have been received by the star of 29 years in April in Paris. Above all, the spearhead of PSG would have confirmed their desire to return to La Liga.
Expected for several weeks, the extension of Neymar with the club of the capital is now official. And, according to the Brazilian, he enjoys the team coached by Mauricio Pochettino.
“The first reason why I made this decision is simply happiness, confirmed the PSG playmaker. It is the joy of being part of this group, of this team, of Paris Saint- Germain. “
The kind of declaration of love that should further strengthen the disappointment of Barça leaders … so close but therefore so far to bring him back to Catalonia. The Blaugrana club would no longer miss the La Liga title and lose Lionel Messi during the summer to cap off a nightmarish season.