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Messi set to be top salary earner at PSG

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Messi set to be top salary earner at PSG, Neymar come second And Kylian Mbappe

A matter of when

Leo Messi is on his way to the French capital. But he’s not going anywhere in the world’s highest-paid athletes’ ranks.

Multiple people close with the transaction told Forbes that the 34-year-old star will be joining Paris Saint-Germain, where he will earn an estimated $75 million in compensation yearly. Additionally, he will receive a bonus and a share of player rights, including the sale of his jersey. That’s a lot of money: When Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus in 2018, the club auctioned his jerseys for $61 million in 24 hours. It’s possible that Messi’s popularity may spark a similar rush in soccer-crazed Los Angeles, where PSG launched a team store in May.

All in all, Messi is set to be in front of his long-time competitor Cristiano Ronaldo ($70 million) and new team-mate Neymar Jr. ($76 million) on-field; his $33 million in annual subscription profits should help ensure his spot among the world’s highest-paid athletes.

Messi set to be top salary earner at PSG
PSG wage table
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PSG wage table

 

With Messi in Paris, PSG can maintain its Ligue 1 and international domination. Their last nine French league titles and 2020 UEFA Champions League final. And the timing is perfect. The presence of Messi and Neymar (until 2025) may persuade Kylian Mbappé, 22, to extend his contract with PSG next summer.

According to Forbes, Messi has earned over $1.2 billion throughout his career, $875 million on the field and $375 million in endorsements. He earned $130 million this year, including $97 million in salary and $33 million in endorsements from Adidas, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Gatorade, among others. According to Forbes, Messi lost between $25 million and $75 million in salary and bonuses due to pandemic-related wage cuts over the last two seasons.

In Summary,

Lionel Messi will make his free transfer to Paris Saint Germain(PSG) this week, he will immediately topple his friend, Neymar as the highest weekly earner.

According to reports by AS  other sports sources, Messi will earn £650,000 weekly, far above the £490,000 Neymar is earning now.

Messi’s pay will also double Kylian Mbappe’s £310,000 weekly.

AS reported the 34-year-old Argentine is set to sign a two-year deal to join the French giants.

He has also rejected Neymar’s offer that he should take the No. 10 jersey.


 

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