Just last June they signed a new contract which is supposed to keep the Brazil international at Camp Nou for the next five years. What can have happened in less than a month to make Neymar want to leave?
Barcelona-based newspaper Sport reported that the 25-year-old is for some reason ‘not feeling comfortable at Barca’, and has asked his agent to do whatever needs to be done to find him another club.
I don’t think that’s going to happen. It’s not our intention to lose players, certainly not good players. We try to improve within the confines of what is possible
Robert Fernandez, Barcelona’s technical secretary said in a Press conference, when asked about the Neymar report/rumor.
We’ve not had any offers for any players in our squad
Fernandez added. Neymar’s release clause as set a month ago is at 222 million euros, and in 12 months from now it will be raised to 250 million euros.
That’s secondary, though. The key will be the player’s wish. If there is a hint of truth in the Sport report, Barcelona will have no choice but to negotiate a deal, and definitely for way less that what is written in Neymar’s contract.