Messi’s Unbelievable Barca Contract Leaked
The confidential details of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract have been revealed to the public and the 33-year-old’s four-year deal is reportedly worth over a whopping €555 million.
The Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, published the shocking figures of the Argentinian’s deal, which was sealed in November 2017 and runs until 30 June 2021.
The reported enormous figure is distributed over four seasons and requires a series of clauses within the contract to be met.
Additionally, Messi’s massive deal included a signing-on bonus of €115,225,000 for accepting the initial renewal and a huge loyalty bonus of €77,929,955.
Breaking down these numbers, this means the six-time Ballon d’Or winner earns around €138,000,000 per season – and if these claims are correct – Messi holds the most expensive deal in sports history.
The Blaugrana have released a statement denying responsibility for the leaked documents and have threatened legal action against El Mundo.
Barcelona’s head coach, Ronald Koeman, has said that he is furious about the leak, saying that it was a malicious intent to hurt Messi.
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