Biggest football contract leaked
Everyone knew Lionel Messi is the highest-paid player in world football. But no one knows he earns this staggering figures.
Barcelona is the only club Lionel Messi has played for in his entire football career.
A breakdown of the Messi’s Barcelona contract below:
A copy of the 33-year-old’s enormous contract at the Catalan club has been obtained by Spanish publication El Mundo, who claim the six-time Ballon d’Or winner earns a maximum of €555,237,619 [£491,732,285.73] over four seasons if a series of conditions are met.
On top of that, Messi’s four-year deal at the Camp Nou included a signing-on bonus of €115,225,000 [£102,046,134.28] for accepting the initial renewal, and a massive loyalty bonus of €77,929,955 (£69,016,712.10).
That means with just five months left on the deal agreed between club and player in November 2017, the player has already earned €511,540,545 (£453,033,066.98) – although he would have had to pay around half of that amount in taxes.
If you a breakdown of those numbers, the Lionel Messi rakes in a reported €138,000,000 (£122,216,242.40) per season and, if those numbers are indeed correct, it would confirm Messi is in possession of the biggest deal in sports history.
A close look at the figures, you will agree with us that this contact remains the biggest football contract in the history of football.