Reports emerged early on Tuesday that the Paris club were willing to meet the €222 million release clause in his contract
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With Barcelona seemingly contractually obliged to accept the bid, all that was left for the Ligue 1 club was to agree personal terms with the former Santos man.
Esporte Interativo's Marcelo Bechler claims that with those terms agreed, the transfer is now a formality with an official announcement expected in the next two weeks.
Integral to Neymar’s decision, the report adds, was the recent signing of close friend Dani Alves, and the opportunity to become an elite-level club's talisman.
Neymar, 25, moved to Barcelona back in 2013, and has won Liga twice, the Copa del Rey three times and the Champions League once.
However, Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre moved to dismiss the speculation.
"I am 200% sure that he will stay,” said Mestre.
“I have read information in the French press that refutes rumours about PSG’s supposed offer, a club that we continue to have absolutely normal relations with. We have the same relations that we always have done, nothing has changed in that respect,” he added.
PSG are obviously interested. The money may seem stupefying but it is hard to argue that there is not value in it. It would finally confirm PSG's place at the top table of European football, and that to Nasser Al-Khelaifi et al, is priceless. Neymar is 25 and entering his prime. It would could be a transient moment for the Paris club.
This is not to say the move is guaranteed. Neymar has postured that he would be open to the idea through press briefings by the looks of things. However, this is a well-trodden path by elite players to strengthen in the negotiating process with their current club - looking at you Cristiano.
There is something afoot here, quite clearly. However, what that is remains to be seen.
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