Neymar becomes world’s highest-paid footballer

Neymar is now the highest-paid footballer in the world, after signing a new five-year deal with Barcelona.
The Brazilian forward has ended speculation over his future, by agreeing a bumper deal with the Catalan club.

According to Spanish daily newspaper, Marca, Neymar will now earn €25m per year after tax, eclipising Lionel Messi’s €22m annual income.

Neymar has three buyout clauses included in his new contract which will expire in 2021. The value is fixed at €200 million for the first year of the deal, €222m for the second and €250m for the remaining three years.


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