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Barcelona star rejected Premier League giants and Real Madrid before signing new contract with €250m release clause

Barcelona forward Neymar reportedly rejected offers from Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG before agreeing a new deal with the Catalan giants this past summer.

As noted by Mundo Deportivo, the Brazilian international penned a new long-term deal with Barca in July that keeps him at the club until 2021, which has now also inserted a €250m release clause into his agreement.

However, it came after the likes of United, City, Real and PSG were chasing the forward and were all said to be prepared to meet the previous €190m release clause in his contract in order to make the transfer happen.

Further, it’s claimed that Real were ready to splash out a significant fee over the minimum set by the clause, while PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi even promised Neymar a 30 percent stake in a hotel built in Brazil under his name plus further investments in his ventures.

Despite the best attempts of the rival European giants, Neymar eventually opted to commit his future to Barca and extended his stay further.

Whether or not it’s the right decision for his future remains to be seen, but ultimately he will have a fantastic opportunity to win silverware as always with Barca this season and so he’ll hope that he can add to his tally of five goals and seven assists in seven appearances this season to help them reach their objectives.

Neymar would undoubtedly have added significant quality and excitement to any club he joined this summer, but it’s Luis Enrique who will continue to benefit from having the Brazilian ace at his disposal.

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