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Neymar accepts pay-cut in ‘verbal agreement’ with Barca



Neymar is ready to cut his salary by 12 million euros to leave Paris Saint – Germain as part of a “ verbal agreement ” reached between the Brazilian and Barcelona , according to reports in the Spanish press .
PSG are yet to sanction the sale of their star striker , who they paid a world record 222 million euros to sign from Barca only two years ago.

But Neymar is reportedly eager to return to Spain and Barcelona are prepared to take him back , with Spanish sports newspaper Diario Sport claiming a five -year contract has been agreed .

The newspaper says the terms include Neymar reducing his salary from around 36 million euros at PSG to the 24 million euros he received at Barca in 2017 , while also dropping his 26 – million euro court case against the Catalan club .

Neymar claims he was due the amount before leaving as a loyalty bonus .
Barcelona sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo has reported Neymar will also have to make a public apology to the club ’ s fans for the manner of his departure.
The 27 – year – old had spent four years at Camp Nou , winning the Champions League in 2015 and two La Liga titles . He had formed a brilliant attacking trio alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez .

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Any return for Neymar would likely require Barca to raise funds through sales . Antoine Griezmann is expected to join from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros while Frenkie de Jong has already signed for 75 million euros from Ajax .

( AFP )