Massive buyout clause in Neymar’s new deal

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP): Barcelona forward Neymar signed a three-year contract extension yesterday, tying him to the Spanish champion until 2021. Barcelona announced Neymar’s agreement to the terms of a new deal in July. The new deal includes a buyout clause that increases from €200 million (US$217 million) in its first year, to €220 million in the second year and to €250 million in the third year. The 24-year-old Neymar joined Barcelona from Brazilian club Santos in 2013. He has scored 91 goals in 150 matches, including six goals in nine matches this season. Forming a dominant attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Su·rez, he has helped Barcelona win the Champions League, two Spanish leagues, two Copa del Rey trophies, and the Club World Cup. “This is great news,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. “Neymar has grown into one of the best players in the world.”last_img read more

West Ham transfer latest – Hammers open talks with Palermo over bargain defender

first_imgWest Ham have opened talks with Palermo over the signing of full-back Achraf Lazaar.The 24-year-old Moroccan has entered the final year of his contract at the Italian club, who are desperate not to lose him for nothing in June.And now, according to reports in Italy, the Hammers are working hard on doing a deal to land him this summer.Lazaar has caught the eye during his 73 appearances since joining Palermo two years ago and West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is said to be an admirer.Now Bilic is hoping the Morocco international will agree to join his squad as they kick off their first season at the Olympic Stadium. Palermo defender Achraf Lazaar 1last_img read more