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Thursday 14 November 2019

Gerard Pique suggests Neymar's proposed £195m PSG transfer is not happening with 'he stays' tweet

Barcelona's Neymar appears to be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona's Neymar appears to be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gerard Pique has given the clearest indication yet that Barcelona team-mate Neymar has committed his future to the Nou Camp amid talk of a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Defender Pique posted a picture of himself with the Brazilian on Sunday night, along with the simple message "Se queda", which translates as "he stays".

Neymar's future has come under increasing speculation this summer amid reports that PSG had agreed to activate his release clause of almost £200million.

Contradictory reports in the French and Spanish press had suggested both that the deal is done, and that the Brazilian has decided to stay at Barca.

But Pique's intervention is the clearest suggestion yet that the striker - reportedly offered £500,000 per week in Paris - may have called off the world record move.

Pique is a hugely respected figure within the Barcelona dressing room and has made no secret of his desire to run for president of the club once his playing days are over.

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