Brazil forward Neymar has extended his stay at French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) until 2025 by penning a new deal.
This brings an end to months-long speculation that the 29-year-old was set for a sensational return to Barcelona – whom he left in 2017 for a world record 222 million euros.
According to French media, Neymar’s new deal will see him earn 30 million euros per season.
“I’m very happy, very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025,” he said.
“The truth is that I’m very happy to be staying here for four more years, to be a part of the club’s project, to try and win titles, to try and achieve our biggest dream which is the Champions League.”
The former Santos star added that he is now a changed man.
“I have changed a lot. I have learned a lot,” he said.
“Things have happened that should not have happened. We had fights, a few sad times, but overall the evolution has been very positive.
“I am happy, I am proud to be part of the history of Paris Saint-Germain. I think I have improved as a person, as a human being, and as a player too.
“So, I am very happy to be extending my contract, to be part of the history of Paris and I hope to put many more trophies on the shelf for Paris Saint-Germain.
“Of course, my goal when I came to Paris Saint-Germain was to help get Paris Saint-Germain to the top, among the very best, and we are getting close.
“We are gaining more and more experience to help us negotiate these types of games, to know how to play in the Champions League.
“And Paris is on the right track, we are getting closer and closer to the taste of winning the Champions League. I’m sure we can do it.”