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VALENCIA VS BARCELONA- Neymar's 100th Game in Barcelona shirt

Neymar

Neymar will play his 100th game for Barcelona, bringing the curtain down on a week which has seen Manchester City swept aside in the Champions League and the signature on his contract renewal after a long delay.


His scoring record is also one of the best-ever at the club, with only Mariano Martin, Ladislao Kubala and Samuel Eto'o having a better ratio after their own centenary of matches.
After 99 games, the Brazilian has 59 goals, which is all the more striking when you consider that the player isn't a centre-forward.To put it into context, by the same stage of his Blaugrana career, Lionel Messi had scored just 20.

Luis Suarez will certainly break all club records in this regard as he already has 62 goals in his 70 matches, but all are overshadowed by Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who managed 111 in his opening 100 games for Los Blancos.
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Finally he signed

On Friday, the picture that many Catalans have spent months waiting for - Neymar signing his contract renewal with Josep Maria Bartomeu - was taken in the club offices.
The deal had already been agreed for months, but it took the photo of the contract signing to confirm to everyone that the Brazilian would be staying in Catalonia until at least 2021.
His buyout clause has risen to 200 million euros, a figure that will increase again in 2017 to 222m and then to 250m by 2018.

The intention of this is to stop the vultures circling.
Paris Saint-Germain for example, were willing to pay the previous termination clause of 190 million euros during the summer and only Neymar's refusal to leave foiled the operation.
He remains content at Barcelona so even if PSG were to offer the extra 10m now required for his services, the will of the player will decide if any deal should go ahead - and that seems unlikely.

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