If he joins Ballon d'Or Top 3, he will ask for more money
When the club signed Neymar from Santos in 2013, it was with a base salary that was not at the height of a global star, but he had the promise that three years later his contractual situation would be reviewed. At that time, the Brazilian has demonstrated that he has the level of one of the best players in the world, and is waiting for the promised salary increase.
The president Bartomeu has already said more than once that the renewal of the Brazilian is one of the next topics to tackle. According to the newspaper Sport, Neymar wants to ask for an improvement of his base salary, up to €14 million. Then he would only be surpassed by Leo Messi, the greatest star of the club.
As part of the strategy of negotiation, the player is waiting for the announcement of the three finalists for the Ballon d'Or. If it happens, Neymar's cachet would rise substantially, an element of strength when agreeing the salary increase.
The other aspect Neymar might use is the offer of Manchester United that has recently come to light: €20 million per season. The player knows that Barcelona won't reach this amount, but the threat of English club is an option he can always use in the negotiations.