Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez: ‘No doubt’ Neymar will sign new deal at Spanish club

by Ben Topliss

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has “no doubt” that rumoured Manchester United target Neymar will sign a new contract with the club.

Neymar emerged as a surprise transfer target for Man United towards the end of the summer transfer window and his father said an offer was rejected.

The Brazilian has been in sublime form this season and has scored 11 goals since Lionel Messi suffered an injury earlier this term.

Fernandez insisted he is “comfortable” over the possibility of Neymar signing a new deal.

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“He is the second best player in the world,” Fernandez said.

“He’s a player of extraordinary ability, who possesses magic and special talent, scores goals and is very important for the club. I have no doubt that he’ll renew. The time will come in which we sit, talk and find a solution. He’s happy here and performing well. The club will provide all that is necessary for Neymar to be calm and at ease. I’m very comfortable with the situation. We haven’t spoken yet, but we don’t need to because I know he’ll sign.”

It was always unlikely that Neymar would move to Old Trafford and it seems like it is only a matter of time until he signs a new deal with Barcelona. Unfortunately, United will have to look elsewhere in their quest to bolster their attacking lineup.

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