A senior Barcelona figure says the club do “not contemplate” the sale of Brazil international Neymar.
Barcelona are confident of agreeing a new contract with Neymar – whose current deal expires in 2018 – and, speaking in June, Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez said the Brazil captain would be staying at the club.
The 24-year-old joined Barca in 2013 and has won two La Liga titles, a Champions League and two Copa del Rey trophies while at the club.
He has also formed part of the famous MSN partnership – alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez – scoring 131 goals this season as Barcelona won the Spanish league and cup double.
While the ongoing contract negotiations may be frustrating for fans, Barcelona financial vice-president Susana Monje is not worried and says the club have not considered the sale of Neymar.
“Neymar’s contract renewal is a sporting matter,” Monje said in a news conference.
“Economically, you have already known the margins for a while. We have not studied the impact of a hypothetical loss of Neymar. We do not contemplate it.”