Messi will earn 110 million in Paris if he fulfills his contract | Europe up to date | D.W.

The Argentine Lionel Messi will pocket 110 million euros of salary if he completes the three-year contract, the last of them optional, which he signed with Paris Saint-Germain last month, as revealed this Saturday (09.18.2021) by the newspaper The Team.

The newspaper affirms that the former Barcelona player, who can make his debut at the Parc des Princes tomorrow, Sunday, in a league match against Lyon, will earn 30 million for each of the three seasons. This is a salary similar to the one he had agreed with Barcelona and the one paid by Brazilian Neymar at PSG, until now the best-paid player at the French club.

But to that compensation, net, Messi adds a loyalty premium of 10 million euros for each of the last two seasons, if he fulfills them, for which the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 seasons would earn 40 million.

To his salary, the Argentine from Rosario can add the collective bonuses that are attributed to the squad in case of lifting trophies. With this compensation, Messi is the highest paid player in the club, slightly above Neymar, while the other star of the team, the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé, earns around 12 million.

The French attacker, whose contract ends at the end of this season, has not wanted to renew for the moment, despite the fact that PSG has offered him a salary similar to Neymar’s, according to the press. Real Madrid made an offer last month to take over his services valued at 160 million euros, which was rejected by the club’s Qatari owners, who do not rule out convincing him to continue in Paris.

The Team It also reveals that a small part of Messi’s salary, 1 million of the 30, is paid in cryptocurrency, within a sponsorship contract that the club has signed with a company dedicated to this type of currency.

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With this formula, which is being applied for the first time with a player of Messi’s renown, PSG has managed to increase the value of its sponsorship contract with that company, which, added to the explosion in shirt sales since his signing, contribute to financing the signing of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. (EFE)