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Lionel Messi’s PSG contract ‘leaked’ with £12.8m yearly bonus and cryptocurrency stake

Lionel Messi is set to earn well over £100m in the next three years with Paris Saint-Germain after his contract with the club was leaked.

After his contract at Barcelona was deemed financially insolvent, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner shifted to France.

It’s no surprise that he was one the highest-paid athletes in the world and, despite taking a pay reduction, he continues to make a living in Paris.

L’Equipe have released the details of his new deal which will see him earn a net €110m, or £94m, in wages alone between now and 2024.

Lionel Messi sign his contract with Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi on August 10, 2021 in Paris, France
Lionel Messi signed a three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain

That amount puts him on a similar pay packet to his good friend Neymar and more than the soon-to-be departing Kylian Mbappe.

Messi was on a staggering €60m per year at Barca and was willing to take a 50% cut, which is what he will receive in his first year at PSG.

Then for each of the following two seasons of his three-year deal he will bag €40m – but his earnings don’t stop there.

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Lionel Messi of PSG salutes the supporters following the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Stade Reims and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) at Stade Auguste Delaune on August 29, 2021 in Reims, France.
The six-time Balon d’Or winner will earn £94m in wages alone

Lionel Messi's PSG contract 'leaked' with £12.8m yearly bonus and cryptocurrency stake

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The 34-year-old did not have a signing-on bonus when he made the switch to France but he is in line to secure a loyalty bonus of around €15m (£12.8m) a year should he stay with the club.

And not only that, but he is also going to make an added fee of up to €30m over the duration of his contract through his sponsorship with cryptocurrency website Crypto.com.

With Neymar’s 2025 expiry approaching, his wages will decrease and he will become the highest-paid player in the club.

Lionel Messi and Neymar chat during Argentina vs Brazil
His pay packet is currently similar to that of teammate Neymar but will be higher in the coming seasons

His other attacking teammate Mbappe is currently on a salary of €25m in comparison to his two higher-earning colleagues.

Messi has only featured twice for PSG this season so far, starting against Club Brugge in the Champions League after his debut off the bench in Ligue 1 before the international break

He is yet to get off the mark and was booked as his new side could only pick up a point in a 1-1 draw in Belgium.

Lionel Messi's PSG contract 'leaked' with £12.8m yearly bonus and cryptocurrency stake
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