€133 Per Minute: Lionel Messi’s New Barcelona Contract Is Ridiculous

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi wears the captain's and a Catalan arm band.

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Barcelona have finally reached an agreement with Lionel Messi, as they approached the talisman with an incredible deal, quite difficult for anyone to decline.

Club president Josep Bartomeu, despite previous criticisms of his administration, was never expected to let the decorated forward mark his name on the free transfer list, and he has now mesmerised the top-tier footballer via a marvellous deal.

Notwithstanding the fact that the precise features being still up in the air, aspects of the fresh deal are now published by Spanish newspaper El Mundo. The funds included in the deal are, in fact, monstrous.

The world-class talent will make €70 million a year just by his wages, which adds up to around €1.35 million a week. Furthermore, as the compensation for the tax fraud incident, the superstar has also been presented with a signing-on sum of €100 million.

The 30-year-old has been granted exclusive image rights. Hence, the total cost of the deal is estimated to be around €450 million. The buyout clause has been set at €700 million. He will be earning €3,995 an hour, which is almost €100,000 a day after tax.

Moreover, the contract remains intact till 2021 with the option of another year, going in favour of Barcelona.




With the figures being 70% more profitable than Cristiano Ronaldo’s current deal with Los Blancos, the only other footballer to come close to Messi’s salary is Carlos Tevez, who’s in China, and makes €64m each year.

Here’s how people reacted on Twitter:


According to latest sources, Pep Guardiola also approached Messi with a mega deal. Nevertheless, the Argentinian turned down wages of €962,370 a week and rejected a close to €100 million signing on bonus from Man City, despite the possibility to reunite with the instrumental gaffer.

The Spanish tactician, however, proclaimed: “Lionel Messi has signed a contract one week ago. This was never going to happen; Messi started his career there and he’s going to finish it there. If he wanted to leave he wouldn’t have signed the contract.”

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Written by Hritwik NE 

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