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The whole truth about the record Messi salary


Lionel Messi. Photo: Reuters

New data on wages the Argentine forward of “Barcelona”.

RONALDO FAR BEHIND

The French portal Mediapart, citing Leaks Football provider of all financial secrets from behind the scenes of football, – has slightly opened a veil of secrecy over recently extended the contract of Lionel Messi.

According to Mediapart, by agreement, calculated up to 2021, which in November signed the Argentinian, he earns – breathe in – 100 million euros per year (“dirty”).

After paying all that requires him to Spanish law, on account of Messi is about 50 million euros – an amount more than twice the “net” salary Cristiano Ronaldo (€21 million – according to El Mundo).

Thus, the main star of “Barcelona” has cost the club more than € 400 million over those four seasons, which was prolonged by the agreement.

AS THE DIVIDED AMOUNT?

These 100 million are divided as follows: fixed salary of 71 million (pre-tax), 15% of which is image rights. Added to it a “lift” for the renewal of the contract (63.5 million) and a bonus for loyalty – if Messi will not leave Barcelona until the expiration of the term of the agreement, he will receive an additional exhale to 70 million.

BONUSES

Yes, a “fat” contract means the bonus amount for a particular achievement. If the Argentine holds 60% of the games in the season plus 1.9 million (before taxes); if the club wins the Champions League by another 12 million. This contract has too many zeros, but it is explained very easily – on the planet, came from Messi, simply a different notation.

Yegor BYCHKOV, Sport-Express

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