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Neymar: Barca Must Sort Out Messi's Contract

Neymar: FC Barcelona Must Sort Out Lionel Messi's Contract

By Keegan Kruger - May 10, 2017 09:00 PM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona star Neymar says it is about time the Blaugrana "get to work" on Lionel Messi's new contract.

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The Argentina superstar will be out of contract come June 2018 and it has been reported that the 29-year-old forward has already turned down a deal worth €30 million (R440 million) a year from the Spanish giants.

The club has reportedly made Messi a bumper new offer in the past few weeks, and Neymar has urged the Catalan club to seal the deal as quickly as possible.

"I have been here with Leo for four years, and I am learning every day: how to strike the ball, how to be alert during matches… Messi is from another planet," the Brazilian told beIN SPORTS.

"He is an idol and a friend with whom I have the luck to train every day.

"I hope that he renews and that the people at Barca get to work so Leo can continue with us."

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Messi has made 49 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona this season, scoring 51 goals and assisting 18 further strikes.

Why do you think it is taking so long for the Blaugrana to tie Messi down to a new contract? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Junior11 Joined: 18 Apr 2017
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Junior11 May 13, 2017 02:01 AM
Messi will sign by manchester city comes end of season
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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina May 12, 2017 11:37 PM
PSG will get him.
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MR E May 11, 2017 11:27 AM
Messi is not going anywheren he's gonna sign the new contract!
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Tedd May 11, 2017 09:35 AM
They sign him and a couple of defenders, they have no defence at all. 4 nil PSG, 3 nil juve, 3-1 man city, 4-3 sociedad. Thankfully Enrique is no more, he's the reason we are in this mess.
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Man Theo May 11, 2017 07:25 AM
City released the following statement: The current coach of Sundowns, Pitso Mosimane - who understands the FIFA rules - has made a direct approach to our contracted player, Aubrey Ngoma offering him hypothetical millions to join Sundowns next year. This phone call and deal was made directly to Aubrey outside the window, days before our crucial away match with Maritzburg. This is in serious contravention of the FIFA rules governing player transfers as no player can be directly approached whilst in contract with another club. This tactic from Sundowns is a poor reflection of their brand and how they operate in order to advantage themselves and destabilize other clubs, especially considering that we are competing in a title race. This is the South African Premier League, not the Sundowns Wishlist League. They must remember that their achievements last year mean that they do not only represent themselves, but the credibility of our country and continent in the world of football. We are trying to show that we are the best run league in Africa and there is no need for them to deal in the way that they do - football does not have to be a dirty game. This attitude of “Let me take your best player and you can have 3 mediocre expensive players” is laughable. And then you wonder why you’re battling relegation the following season. Would Barcelona sell Lionel Messi? For us, Aubrey holds that value and selling him now is of no interest to me – he is in my plans for next season and has 3 years left on his contract. A bag of money cannot play on the Left-Wing, but Aubrey can. I don’t need the money, I need quality footballers, and at the moment that is what I have. Would they give me Tau? Would they give me Billiat? No. But for some reason they have an arrogance to believe they are entitled to everyone else’s best players. Maybe they now believe they are above South Africa? Who knows. But one thing is for sure, if I was interested in Tau – which I am – I will get out my pen, write up an offer and send it respectfully to Patrice. I do not call the player directly. And I do not offer him hypothetical money. Why, because the player is contracted to Sundowns and it is how proper football clubs should operate. After that they can decide if they will sell him to me or not, but that I will deal with after the season has ended, during the window. But in the middle of the title race, 5 games to go, they call my player directly and attempt to destabilize my club. They further implicate themselves by offering stupid sums of hypothetical money that they may or may not actually want to pay, but the damage is done. I have a player that is supposed to be focusing on the Maritzburg away game and instead he’s receiving calls from Pitso about money. This completely contravenes FIFA, SAFA, and PSL rules of practice and while other clubs may accept this degrading method, I will not. My front door is never closed, everyone has my number, they know where to reach me. With the Dolly transfer saga I had given them the benefit of the doubt, but now more than ever I am convinced that this is simply the way Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club operate. This method of back door phone calls and its associated practices have no place in a league that is trying to be the best in Africa. If we want to become credible on the global stage, if we want to bring public interest back to our game and stadiums – it starts at the top. We need to respect our own game.
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KINGCYAHZUKULA May 11, 2017 07:02 AM
if he doesn't sign which team will afford Him?
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0717003940 May 11, 2017 01:32 AM
U vutisa hi na ku u ta famba u hembela vanhu
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clemz7 May 10, 2017 11:23 PM
Last tym u gave us news saying he signed today still talks, ms editor nyaupi wl kill u
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Ivan_Cowza May 10, 2017 11:17 PM
He is the only playa on the planet hu is bigger than the sport itself,lol this man is the best thing to have happened to football...even if he cums to practice late,the rest of the players get punished for being early...all hail lord of football.Budah Leo Messi
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#eddie May 10, 2017 10:47 PM
Who knws??........
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SIR AfRoZiLLa May 10, 2017 10:42 PM
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gangisamhlave May 10, 2017 10:34 PM
He can as well choose how much he want to earn , since he control everything in barca
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djflasheero May 10, 2017 10:15 PM
Lol ds barcow editor
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Faysal May 10, 2017 10:13 PM
Another planet indeed
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mochechi4pirates May 10, 2017 09:59 PM
@The Lecturer So there's still some people who think Barca will win the league??? mmmhh!!! I call it a "faith"
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amuluks222 May 10, 2017 09:56 PM
they better offer him what he demands
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The Lecturer May 10, 2017 07:28 PM
Messi's renewal will be announced after we win the league and cup double as "cherry on the cake".

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