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Neymar's new Barcelona release clause revealed

La Liga By: Collins Udeme | 01/07/2017

Neymar's new Barcelona release clause revealed

Barcelona's commitment to Neymar is set to become stronger as his termination clause automatically increased on July 1 as agreed last March.

From Saturday the winger's clause, which currently stands at 200 millions euros, will increase to 222m euros, all but guaranteeing that he remains at the Camp Nou for the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, the clause will increase again to 250 million within 12 months, at which point it would stop rising for the remaining three years of Neymar's contract, according to MARCA.

The 24-year-old sat down with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu last October to put pen to paper on an agreement that keeps him at the club until 2021.

His buyout clause was set at £171m on his original deal but now rises to £180m in the first year, £200m in the second and £225m for the last three years.

Neymar was paid £4.5m in net salary when he first joined although Barcelona were accused of using a £36m payment to his parents company N&N as 'disguised wages'. Last season his salary was understood to stand at £8.2m net but the new deal took him to around £15.9m net per season, rising to a potential £22.5m with bonuses.
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