There has been a lot of noise surrounding Neymar and his potential return to FC Barcelona of late, with the 31-year-old being frozen out of the picture at PSG.
Even though manager Xavi Hernandez is not entirely on board with the idea of re-signing his former teammate, the Blaugrana see the operation in a very favourable light.
Neymar’s return would give club president Joan Laporta a marquee signing for the summer, especially after the Catalans missed out on Lionel Messi.
Meanwhile, his comeback would also be productive in the financial sense for Barça, especially at a time when they have to deal with some losses due to the move to Montjuic.
Agreement between Neymar and Barça
Only a few hours ago, we reported that a contract agreement between Neymar and Barcelona was close to being finalised.
Now, journalist Jose Alvarez is reporting that the two parties have indeed reached a total agreement on personal terms.
The reporter claims that Barcelona and Neymar have shaken hands on a two-year contract worth €13 million per season net plus bonuses.
There is said to be an option for extending the contract by another year.
Deal still not done
But that does not mean that the deal is all done and dusted as there are two more crucial aspects that need to be closed.
For starters, Neymar must agree to a contract termination with PSG which would allow him to join Barcelona for free.
On top of that, the Blaugrana would also need to finalise one or two more exits, for them to be able to bring the 31-year-old Brazilian international on board.
The matter of convincing Xavi about the operation also remains given as the manager still has doubts about whether the former Santos FC wonderkid would be a good fit into the current Barcelona roster.
But, as things stand, there seems to be some major progress behind the scenes with regard to Neymar’s return if these reports are to be believed.