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Lionel Messi's Eye-Watering PSG Contract Has Been Leaked

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Lionel Messi's Eye-Watering PSG Contract Has Been Leaked

Following Lionel Messi's blockbuster move to the French capital, details of his lucrative Paris Saint-Germain contract have been leaked.

After ending his 21-year association with his beloved Barcelona, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner joined PSG in one of the most high-profile player moves of the summer transfer window.

Incredibly, the 34-year-old's contract has since been leaked by French publication L'Equipe, with their report claiming that the Argentine will see him earn as much - if not more - than team-mates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

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Lionel Messi's new contract will reportedly see him earn more than team-mates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe
Lionel Messi's new contract will reportedly see him earn more than team-mates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe

It has been revealed that Messi will earn an eye watering net salary of €110m (£94m) over the next three seasons should he stay at the club.

Messi will pocket €30m (£25.6m) this season and €40m (£34.1m) over the following two campaigns before his contract expires in 2024. Not too shabby that, eh?

The former Barcelona man was willing to cut his salary by 50 per cent which would have seen him earn a net €30m per season at the Catalan giants.

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Those wages, though, would still have been too high under La Liga's financial fair play regulations which is what led to his departure from the club at the end of his last contract.  


Messi did not receive any transfer bonus when he made the move to PSG, however, it is believed that he will receive a loyalty bonus that would equate to €15m (£12.8m) per year. 

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Since completing his move to the Ligue 1 side, he has also linked up with a cryptocurrency website which will see him earn an additional sum of up to €30m over the duration of his contract.

This partnership is the most lucrative sponsorship for the club apart from those that appear on their match and training shirts.  

It didn't take long for Messi mania to grip supporters of the club, too, with the club shop selling out of the forward's replica top just minutes after his confirmation was announced. 

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain

Robert Mann
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