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"Neymar's not leaving Barça, he's staying for five years" - Bartomeu

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has given the clearest message yet that Neymar will stay at Camp Nou, saying he expects the Brazilian to sign a new contract in the next days

"Neymar's not leaving Barça, he's staying for five years" - Bartomeu
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Neymar is staying at Barcelona. That’s the message from Josep Maria Bartomeu, club president, on Thursday. “Neymar won’t leave Barça, he’s not on his way out, and I hope the fans know it. I don’t know if it’ll be tomorrow or a bit later, but Neymar is signing for another five seaons,” said Bartomeu.

FC Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu attends a news conferece to assess the season 2015/16 next to Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, June 30, 2016.

Contract sorted "in next few days"

“It’s normal that other clubs are interested him, but I’ll make this clear, he’s never told us he wants to leave. He wants to be here, and we want him here. The club and his agents are closing negotiations over his contract renewal and I hope it’ll all be sorted in the next few days.”

“We’ve just come from the Neymar case at the national court and the attorney’s office and it’s necessary to write up everything. But he’s staying for five years.”