KEY POINTS

  • Neymar hints that he and Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced talks for a deal extension
  • Neymar appears to be happy with PSG and has no plans to move to a new team
  • Man City coach keeps a close eye on Neymar ahead of their Champions League clash

Paris Saint-Germain fans can breathe a bit now after Neymar gave the latest update on his contract talks with the club.

The 29-year-old revealed that negotiations are underway and that it will come to a happy conclusion.

For those who may not know, the Brazilian will see his contract run out in June 2022. There has been no credible update on the negotiations although this could change soon, RMC Sports reported.

Furthermore, the PSG forward stressed that he feels delighted with his tenure in the French capital, even better news for Les Parisien's fans.

“We are in talks with PSG. There is nothing pressing," Neymar stated. "Everything is nearly sorted. I feel at ease. I feel truly very happy here at PSG.”

It was in 2017 when Neymar became the most expensive football player when he signed a $274 million deal with Paris Saint-Germain.

Since exiting Barcelona, he has proven worth the investment. He has scored 84 goals in 109 games and has been a key figure in helping Les Parisiens in winning three consecutive Ligue 1 titles.

But there is perhaps nothing more important right now other than the UEFA Champions League.

One man who believes Neymar will play a key role for PSG is Pep Guardiola. The Citizens and PSG will clash in the Champions League semi-final.

The Manchester City boss is admittedly wary of the Brazilian, acknowledging that he has seen what Neymar has done for PSG since moving from Barca, Sky Sports reported.

"I remember watching clips of Neymar and thinking this is the king of Santos [Neymar's first club in Brazil]," Guardiola explained. "The players had their mouths open. If Neymar had stayed at Barcelona, they would have won two or three Champions League more. Him, [Lionel] Messi and [Luis] Suarez were the best upfront. He makes football a pleasure.”

Can Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain go on to win a first Champions League title after knocking out the holders Bayern Munich? Can Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain go on to win a first Champions League title after knocking out the holders Bayern Munich? Photo: AFP / FRANCK FIFE

Guardiola has never won a Champions League but maintains that the English Premier League title is of more importance.

However, a win over the Neymar-led PSG could hand Guardiola his first Champions League title if things go their way.

The 50-year-old is not pressuring himself to win against PSG and prefers to just enjoy the game and see what follows.

"The Premier League is the most important one, but the Champions League is the nicest one I think. Everyone is fit, ready, and happy. We are all grateful to have this opportunity,” Guardiola stated.