Barcelona: Lionel Messi’s most up-to-date contract with Barcelona is worth up to 555 million euros ($673 million) over 4 seasons, the El Mundo newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Spanish each day mentioned it had entry to the doc Messi signed with the Catalan membership in 2017, which included fastened incomes and variables that would attain almost 138 million euros ($167 million) every season. The newspaper mentioned it’s the most costly contract ever paid to an athlete.
Messi would have to pay about half of that quantity in taxes in Spain.
The report mentioned the 33-year-old participant has already secured greater than 510 million euros ($619 million) of the entire contract.
The leak comes as Barcelona tries to handle an enormous debt prompted principally due to the coronavirus pandemic. The membership has been led by a caretaker board since president Josep Bartomeu resigned in October whereas going through a no-confidence movement. New presidential elections are scheduled for 7 March.
The newspaper additionally detailed how Messi rewarded the membership over time, having helped it win greater than 30 titles.
Messi has been with Barcelona for almost twenty years however requested to depart on the finish of final season after saying he wasn’t joyful with the course the membership was headed. He had his request denied however might be in a position to depart totally free when this season ends.
Barcelona can transfer to second place within the Spanish league with a house win towards Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.