The Neymar-leaving-Barcelona rumour mill has been stopped in its tracks

He has signed a new five-year deal with the club

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Neymar has committed his long-term future to Barcelona.

The Brazilian forward has agreed a new five-year deal with the Catalan club and will formally sign it on Friday.

From time to time, the 24-year-old has been linked with transfers away from the Nou Camp, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United most recently linked.

But the contract announcement puts that to bed and also means Barcelona clearly view him as the long-term successor to Lionel Messi as the club's main star.

Since moving from Santos to Catalonia in 2013, Neymar has scored 90 goals in all competitions. 

This season, having arrived back late from winning the Olympic football tournament on home soil with Brazil for the first time, he has netted five goals in eight fixtures.

He has also won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and scored in the 2015 Champions League final as Barcelona regained the trophy.

Neymar finished third behind Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon D'Or in January.

"The act to officialise Neymar's contract renewal will take place on Oct. 21 at the club's offices at 3pm. As the club have previously announced, Neymar's new contract with FC Barcelona will end on Jun. 30, 2021," Barcelona confirmed.