January 19, 2022

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Lionel Messi Net Worth: How Much Will The Footballer Earn In Total, After His Mega PSG Contract?

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Lionel Messi, a free agent, has agreed to join French club Paris Saint-Germain in what is likely the most outstanding summer transfer window deal in European history. The former Barcelona talisman will sign a two-year contract in Paris with a third-year option. Due to the mounting weight of their debts and the ensuing necessity to decrease player’s net worth, the Catalan club was unable to retain the services of its greatest-ever player. On August 5, Barcelona confirmed that negotiations with Messi had come to an end, allowing him to join another team.

Several stories surfaced soon after, saying that the Argentine superstar had agreed to a 50% pay reduction in order to extend his stay at the only major club he has ever performed for.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta also disclosed that if Messi’s had included deal, the players accounted 110 percent of club revenues, despite La Liga rules requiring that amount to be 70 percent.

After being connected with a number of high-profile clubs over the weekend, Messi was observed in Paris on August 10 to finalize his transfer, ending a 21-year relationship with Barcelona. In France, he will retain the number 30 and remains one of the highest-paid players in the sport.

Salary at PSG

According to various people acquainted with the transaction, Messi, who is 34 years old, is projected to earn roughly $75 million per year at his new club. He’ll also get a bonus and a cut of the player rights, which includes jersey sales.

Overall, the contract will likely keep Messi ahead of his long-standing adversary Cristiano Ronaldo’s net income ($70 million). And his new teammate Neymar Jr. ($76 million) in terms of on-field salary. When his $33 million in annual endorsement earnings are taken in, he should be among the world’s highest-paid athletes.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino can now choose between Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, and Angel di Mara’s attacking arsenal. With Messi at the helm, the club now boasts three of the world’s top four highest-paid soccer players, including Mbappe and Neymar.

“I’m well aware of the squad’s and coaching staff’s abilities. I’m committed to assisting the club. And the supporters in creating something special.  I’m looking forward to taking the team at the Parc des Princes.”

Net worth :

According to Forbes, Messi has earned more than $1.2 billion in his career. Before taxes and transfer fees, with $875 million on the field and $375 million in sponsorships. At $130 million, he was the top soccer player in the world this year.

Messi lost between $25 million and $75 million in salary. And benefits as a result of disease outbreak wage cutbacks during the last second season. So that, this sum may have been substantially higher.

Charity :

People praised Messi for his charitable endeavors. Including forming his organization and serving as an ambassador for UNICEF. His foundation continues to provide education and healthcare to poor children through medical treatment, transportation, and recovery.

Sarmiento, Rosario Central, Newell’s, and Boca Junior are among the young football clubs that the Argentine supports in his homeland. In March 2020, Messi donated a one-million-dollar donation to help combat the COVID19 pandemic’s spread.

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