SPORT I want new Barcelona deal – Ney­mar

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Barcelona for­ward Ney­mar has said there is no ques­tion he wants to agree a new con­tract with the Liga cham­pi­ons.

The club’s tech­ni­cal sec­re­tary Robert Fer­nan­dez told Catalunya Ra­dio last week that talks over a new deal were pro­gress­ing well, adding his con­fi­dence that Ney­mar would stay at Camp Nou “for life”.

The Brazil star has claimed his fu­ture is in the hands of his fa­ther and agent Ney­mar Snr, but has made it clear he is happy at the club af­ter mak­ing his 100th ap­pear­ance in the 2-1 loss to Sevilla last time out.

“I’m very happy at the club and in Barcelona, where I’ve adapted very well,” he told Mundo De­portivo.

“I’ve got three more years on my con­tract and I leave these is­sues with my fa­ther. My only con­cern at the mo­ment is to be fo­cused on help­ing the team and to keep win­ning ti­tles with Barca.

“Of course [I want to re­new], but we’ll talk about that later.

“It means a lot [to play 100 games] be­cause it’s al­ways been a dream for me to play here. Since I was a child I’ve wanted to play here and to reach 100 games for this club is a great hon­our.”

Ney­mar is among a hand­ful of Barca stars to have been sub­jected to whis­tles from the crowd dur­ing re­cent per­for­mances, with the un­rest at Camp Nou grow­ing loud­est dur­ing the first half of their 2-1 Cham­pi­ons League win over Bayer Lev­erkusen.

And the for­mer San­tos star has urged sup­port­ers to get be­hind the team rather than sin­gle play­ers out in dif­fi­cult matches.

“The truth is I was very sur­prised, we don’t like it when they whis­tle,” he said. “It’s part of football but we were very sad be­cause we try ev­ery­thing to get a win for Barcelona.

“They need to be with us like they were last sea­son, be­liev­ing un­til the last minute. If they’re with us, we’re stronger.”

Ney­mar of Barcelona takes on op­pos­ing de­fend­ers dur­ing one of his UEFA Cham­pi­ons League out­ings for the club.

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