Neymar set to sign new four-year Paris Saint-Germain deal to end exit speculation - report
Neymar looks set to end speculation over his future by signing a new four-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian has been regularly linked with a move away from the club since joining from Barcelona in 2017, but it is reported that he is now close to committing his future to the Ligue 1 side.
Neymar Jr of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon at Parc des Princes on December 13, 2020 in Paris, France
"Of course, that's the wish of all fans, we want PSG to be a great team and I want to keep doing what I do here, play football and be happy.
"Today I'm very happy, I feel happy, a lot has changed, I can't exactly say why, if it's me or something else."
Eurosport France's Maxime Dupuis says the report about Neymar's extension does not come as a surprise.
"The source is reliable because Marcelo Bechler was the first to report he would sign to PSG in 2017. It’s not a big surprise, we knew Paris was looking for an extension and the player was open to. He recently said that he was happy in Paris."
Neymar, whose current deal with PSG is set to expire next year, came close to leaving in the summer of 2019 when he reportedly handed in a transfer request and then turned up late for pre-season training.
He also had several fallings out with previous PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel, who is now in charge of Chelsea after getting sacked by PSG in late December.