Lionel Messi -- 'the 100 million-euro man'

 13 Jan 2018 - 17:32

Lionel Messi -- 'the 100 million-euro man'
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi controls the ball during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs RC Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 11, 2018. / AFP / LLUIS GENE


Paris: Lionel Messi, who recently penned a lucrative new contract with Barcelona, could comfortably earn more than 100 million euros every year, according to a report released by France-based Mediapart.

Journalists from European Investigation Collaborations (EIC) claimed to have seen the details of the updated contract signed by Messi on November 25.

According to the report, Messi is guaranteed around 70 million euros a year in salary and image rights with more coming from a 63.5 million euro signing bonus and 70 million euro "loyalty bonus" for the period of the contract which stretches to 2021.

The mind-boggling deal, revealed as part of "Football Leaks" was to offset an approach for the Argentine from great rivals Real Madrid.

The group claimed that in June 2013, an email exchange between the player's lawyer Inigo Juarez and his father Jorge, explained that Real were prepared to shell out the 250 million euro release clause that Messi commanded.

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