Betcha Messi glad he didn’t quit now!
Lionel Messi’s new contracts with FC Barcelona exceed all limits. Two contracts that Messi signed with FC Barcelona on June 30, 2017 — an employment contract and one covering his marketing rights — show that the Argentinian has become the first professional football player ever who will earn more than 100 million euros a season.
The revelations, which come from documents obtained from the Football Leaks whistleblower platform, are covered in the latest issue of DER SPIEGEL. The documents show that Messi is to receive an annual fixed salary of 71,053,846 euros through the end of the 2020/21 season. He is also to get a one-time bonus of 63.5 million as well as a “loyalty bonus” of 70 million euros. On top of that come performance bonuses. If the team wins the Champions League, for example, Messi would receive an additional 12,057,513 euros. – Spiegel