Lionel Messi -- 'the 100 million-euro man'
Lionel Messi, who recently penned a lucrative new contract with
Barcelona, could comfortably earn more than 100 million euros
every year, according to a report released by France-based
Journalists from European Investigation Collaborations (EIC)
claimed to have seen the details of the updated contract signed
by Messi on November 25.
According to the report, Messi is guaranteed around 70 million
euros a year in salary and image rights with more coming from a
63.5 million euro signing bonus and 70 million euro "loyalty
bonus" for the period of the contract which stretches to 2021.
The mind-boggling deal, revealed as part of "Football Leaks" was
to offset an approach for the Argentine from great rivals Real
The group claimed that in June 2013, an email exchange between
the player's lawyer Inigo Juarez and his father Jorge, explained
that Real were prepared to shell out the 250 million euro release
clause that Messi commanded.