Neymar will play for Barca. The agreement between the Catalan club, Santos FC, and the Brazilian is complete, missing only small details with the other parties in the deal to close it permanently. His move to Barca will be for around 50 million euros.
Neymar could sign for 5 seasons around 7 million a year. Barcelona hopes to make official the signing of Neymar this Sunday after playing against Espanyol on Monday of next week.
Santos announced the news, after a marathon meeting that took place last night at its headquarters, which had two offers, one from Barcelona and one from Real Madrid, Neymar being allowed to choose his destination. The Brazilian has now decided that his future will be Barcelona.
Barcelona offered €20 million for Brazilian Santos striker Neymar earlier this week. Anticipation was heightened as Barcelona faithful, players and fans alike, waited for Neymar to arrive in Camp Nou. However, Raúl Sanllehí, Barca’s director of football who was in Brazil to negotiate a deal, has left without Neymar signing on the dotted line.
The Blaugrana are unwilling to bend to Santos FC’s demands, as the Brazilian club has rejected the €20 million Barca offer for a 55 percent stake in Neymar. The remaining 45 percent belongs to DIS, a super marketing agency, and TEISA, an investment fund.
It’s become clear Santos is trying to get as much as they can out of Neymar, and the feel the €20 million offer is just too low. But they must be careful. Barcelona has a backup plan in which they will pay Neymar €10 million this year to play with Santos, but be unable to negotiate with any other team and become a free agent in 2014, and sign with Barca. If this were to happen Santos would walk away with nothing.
Adriano Correia came to Camp Nou in 2010 from Sevilla with six trophies already in his bag. During his time since he’s added eight more, making him one of the most accomplished players Barca has.
The Blaugrana have chosen to reward the full back with a new contract that will ensure his time at Camp Nou continues through 2017. It’ll be a tough task for teams to pry away the player from Barca, after they set his buyout clause at a staggering 90 million euros.
A statement on FC Barcelona’s official website read as such: “”FC Barcelona have agreed to terms with Adriano Correia to renew the player’s contract for four additional seasons, through June 30 of 2017, the player’s buyout clause is set at 90 million euros.” Adriano has scored 10 total goals in his time at Barca.
A new meeting surrounding the future of Neymar so far, has been unfavorable for Barcelona. Santos FC did not accept Barça’s latest offer of 20 million euros, according Globoesporte.
This was recognized by vice president Odilo Rodrigues: “Santos considered the proposal received, but it does not meet our interests. We chose not to accept it. They only had one proposal on the table and the Committee of Directors believes this is not what we want.”
The Brazilian club is aware they have to sell the player but want to do it with the highest bidder, and although Neymar desires to sign with Barca, he will try to take the best offer possible, so he is willing to listen to proposals from other clubs.
The Barca delegation formed by Raul Sanllehí and agent Andre Cury, will regroup to maintain different meetings over the next few days to try to get to a new position.
Barcelona faithful are dreaming of a Neymar arrival at Camp Nou. Fans and players alike want to see the Brazilian dress for Barca to strengthen their squad for next season.
One player who has been one of the most outspoken has been Leo Messi, who is still in Qatar fulfilling promotional events.
In an interview with Qatar Alkass Leo stressed the qualities of the Santos striker: “I don’t know if he’ll sign with Barca or not, only he knows that. What is certain is that he would be a player who brings some very different individual solutions. Of course for Barca it would be a wonderful addition. ”
Once again he mentioned his national team career with Argentina and his desire to be world champion. “All I want is to win, without thinking whether it will allow me to be the best player ever or not.”
Leo believes Guardiola will prove his worth at Bayern: “He’ll have success with any team, because of his understanding and knack for reading football games.”
Both sides between Barcelona and Eric Abidal will reach a mutual agreement not to renew his contract. Next week there will be a joint press conference to explain the agreement.
Today Eric Abidal’s future became much more clearer. And everything indicates that he will not remain a player for FC Barcelona. The French player and his agent, David Venditelli, held a meeting on Tuesday with Andoni Zubizarreta, sporting director of Barça, and Josep Maria Bartomeu, sports vice president.
Following this meeting, the parties announced a press conference scheduled for next week in which they’ll appear together and where, predictably, they’ll announce a mutual agreement for Abidal to leave, whose contract ends in June.