Neymar's father says there are bids coming in for Messi and Suarez
The Barcelona front three – MSN ( Messi, Neymar and Suarez) have been in sensational form this season, netting 93 goals between them in all competitions. The future of Neymar at Barcelona has been subject to intense speculation in the past few months.
However, Neymar’s father Neymar Sr. has now claimed that Barcelona received bids for his son and his two attacking team-mates Messi and Suarez last year.
"Barcelona received an offer [for Neymar] last summer and rejected it," he told Ara.
"These offers are still coming, but the club is prepared to reject them. These bids are not just for Neymar, though but also for Suarez, Messi… Neymar is very happy at Barcelona, people don't need to worry."
Reports say Neymar has signed pre-contract with Barcelona
Barcelona striker Neymar Jr. has signed a pre-contract with the Catalans, according to various sources in Spain. The Brazilian virtuoso has been in contractual negations with Barcelona since the season began, and the complex deal has finally made a progressive step, if the Spanish press are to be believed.
According to Spanish radio network Cadena Cope, Neymar has signed a ‘pre-contract’ that will keep him at the club until 2021, which amounts to a three-year extension on his current deal. The Brazilian has put his signature on a ‘letter of intent’ that is not legally binding, but has clauses that could be finalized in the formal contract Neymar might eventually sign.
The Spanish radio show El Partido de las 12 reported further details, saying that wages and bonus clauses haven’t been finalized, but the framework for those talks has been laid out. The three-year extension to Neymar’s current deal, which runs out in 2018, guarantees the striker a rise in his salary, although the extent to which that can occur has yet to be discussed.
Barcelona will have to tread carefully, as any high wages will see them cross their salary cap, which will mean they might have to offload many players from their squad.