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Neymar sets PSG Champions League goal after contract extension

Publish on 08/05/2021 at 15:28 - I. HOLYMAN

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Neymar has reaffirmed his ambition to win the UEFA Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain after extending his contract with the French champions through to 2025.

The Brazilian superstar moved to the French capital from Barcelona on a five-year deal in 2017, but with just over 12 months remaining on that contract, the 29-year-old has inked a new agreement at the Parc des Princes.

 

Neymar has won three Ligue 1 titles (2018, 2019 & 2020), two Coupes de France (2018 & 2020), two Coupes de la Ligue (2018, & 2020) and two Trophées des Champions (2018 & 2020), but is yet to lift European club football's biggest prize in a PSG shirt.

 

He helped them to the final last season and the semi-finals this term, and the former Santos prodigy is still hopeful of going one step further with the Rouge-et-Bleu.

 

"Of course, my goal when I came to Paris Saint-Germain was to help get Paris Saint-Germain to the top, among the very best, and we are getting close. We are gaining more and more experience to help us negotiate these types of games, to know how to play in the Champions League. And Paris is on the right track, we are getting closer and closer to the taste of winning the Champions League. I'm sure we can do it," Neymar told PSG's official website before outlining other reasons for his decision to stay at the club.

 

"The first factor is happiness. The joy of being part of this squad, of the team, of Paris Saint-Germain, the club. And then, of course, the affinity I have with the club, with the work, with the players that are in the squad today, with a great coach who will certainly help us even more. These things make you believe in the project even more."

 

The Brazil international (103 caps, 64 goals) has already staked his claim for a place in the PSG pantheon with 85 goals and 51 assists in his 112 competitive games for the club.

 

"The core of our ambitious project to grow PSG is the heart, talent and dedication of our players," said Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain. "I am proud that Neymar Jr has reaffirmed his long-term commitment to the PSG family through to 2025, and will continue to delight fans. We are very happy to see him continue as part of our project and to be alongside us for many years to come."

 

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