Lionel Messi will earn an eye-watering £94m in wages over his three year contract at Paris Saint-Germain it has been revealed.
The world superstar joined the French giants in the summer after Barcelona were unable to tie him down to a new deal because of their financial issues.
French newspaper L’Equipe, have now now ‘leaked’ the details about the 34-year-old’s contract which will see him earn as much as Neymar and more than Kylian Mbappe.
It’s been said that Messi will receive a net salary of €110 million (£94m) over the next three seasons should he stay at the club.
Messi will earn €30m (£25.6m) this season and €40m (£34.1m) over the following two campaigns before his contract expires in 2024, when he will be 37 years old.
His salary is similar to what he would have received at Barcelona if he had been able to stay at the club where he made his name.
Messi was willing to cut his salary by 50% which would have seen him earn a net €30m per season at the Catalan giants.
Those wages though would still have been too high under LaLiga’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, though it’s said he will receive a loyalty bonus that would equate to €15m (£12.8m) per year.
Since completing his move to the Ligue 1 side, he has also linked up with cryptocurrency website Crypto.com 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.
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