Neymar to sign contract extension with Barcelona until 2021

"As the club has already announced, the striker's contract extension with FC Barcelona will tie him to the blaugranes until 30 June 2021".

Neymar's current deal is due to expire in 2018 but he has committed his future to the Catalan giants to end speculation regarding news of a possible move away from the Nou Camp.

'Neymar was also close to a spell at Manchester United, but he extended his contract to earn less at Barcelona because he wanted to stay at Barcelona'.

Barcelona says Argentina worldwide Javier Mascherano has signed a contract extension with the Spanish club through June 2019.

Earlier this year, Neymar's agent confirmed that the sharks were circling, with Paris Saint-Germain allegedly willing activate his €193 million release clause and hand him a €650,000 a week salary after taxes.

"The act to officialise Neymar's contract renewal will take place on October 21 at the club's offices at 3pm".

No official word has been received on his new wages, but they are expected to dwarf the relatively low £77,000-a-week figure of his previous contract.

Mascherano, one of the club's four captains, has made nearly 300 appearances during his six-year spell at Camp Nou and has played in both defence and midfield.

A key player in Barcelona's potent attack along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, Neymar helped the team win nine titles: two Spanish league titles, two Copa del Reys, two Spanish Super Cups, the Champions League, the European Super Cup, and the Club World Cup.

  • Marlene Weaver