Neymar Jr: Brazilian star okay with wage slash amid Barcelona return

Neymar Jr: Brazilian star okay with wage slash amid Barcelona return

- Neymar Jr seems to have accepted a pay cut in a bid to rejoin Barcelona this summer

- The Brazilian left the La Liga club for PSG in a world-record fee of about £198m in 2017

- Two more years on his contract and the winger is already looking for ways back to Camp Nou

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Barcelona may have been handed a boost in their chase for Neymar Jr who has reportedly agreed to take a 50 percent wage cut before returning to Camp Nou.

The Brazilian forward became the most expensive player in the world in 2017 after securing a move valued around £198 million to Paris Saint Germain.

Three years down the lane, the Brazilian winger is now ready to force a move back to Catalonia and will make a financial sacrifice as reported by Daily Mail quoting Mundo Deportivo.

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The 28-year-old currently earns £600,000-a-week at PSG but will not mind £300,000-a-week just to return to Barcelona.

He was said to have rejected a new contract worth £90 million to extend his stay at Parc Des Princes 2022 last November.

Daily Mail further revealed that the French club could lower their price expectation to £132m on the forward since he doesn't want to stay at the club beyond this summer.

The Catalans have not hidden their quest of bringing Neymar back while also eyeing Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez.

The Argentine is expected to cost the La Liga table-toppers £98 million if they must attempt to lure him away from San Siro.

Meanwhile, the negative effect of coronavirus pandemic may have stopped the dream of signing both stars when the transfer window opens.

According to reports, the club has reportedly lost about £124 million as a result of the deadly crisis ravaging the world.

The former Santos star enjoyed an impressive season before it was cut short due to the fatalities caused by COVID-19. He scored 18 goals and 10 assists in 22 matches across all competitions.

They have now been awarded the title shortly after the season was said to have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, they defeated German side Dortmund to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, should the competition resume later in the year.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Paris-Saint-Germain superstar Neymar could be on his way back to the Spanish La Liga this time around to join Real Madrid who are bitter rivals to his former club Barcelona.

This comes after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reportedly reiterated his interest to sign the Brazilian football star this summer.

Before Neymar joined Barcelona from Santos, Perez was said to be interested in signing him in which his agent also wanted his client to join Los Blancos.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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