International

Leak reveals Neymar's €45.9 million Barca deal

2016-04-11 20:14
Neymar (Supplied)

Barcelona - Barcelona star Neymar will make a minimum €45.9 million from his five-year contract with the European champions, football whistleblowing site Football Leaks revealed on Monday.

The Brazilian's bonus incentivised deal also commits the 24-year-old to learning the local Catalan language.

A complicated web of contracts negotiated to complete Neymar's signing from Santos in 2013 has landed Barcelona, the player and his father in trouble with the Spanish and Brazilian authorities over accusations of tax fraud.

The controversy over the transfer led Barca to already make certain figures from Neymar's playing contract public in a bid for transparency in 2014.

A copy of the full contract shows Barca will have to make up the difference should the player not make at least €45.9 million between his signing bonus, salary and a series of performance related bonuses.

Barca paid an initial signing-on fee of €8.5 million on top of a basic salary of €5 million a season.

A treble of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey last season netted Neymar a €1.7 million bonus, whilst he will earn an extra €425,000 if he can unseat teammate Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or during his time at Barca.

The Catalan giants have been in prolonged negotiations with Neymar's father over extending his deal beyond 2018 with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United reportedly willing to pay his €190 million buyout clause.

Read more on:    barcelona  |  neymar  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.