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07 Dec 2017

From now onwards, Messi will earn Rs.1.5 crore per day

The staggering numbers behind Messi's Barcelona contract

Argentina striker and five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi has extended his stay at Barcelona until 2021 after penning down a new contract.

While the exact details of the new deal remain unclear, Spanish publication El Mundo has revealed some staggering numbers.

Lionel Messi will earn €70 million a year in wages and it doesn't end there.

Here's more about it.

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The staggering numbers behind Messi's Barcelona contract
€100 million compensation for tax fraud

Mind boggling

€100 million compensation for tax fraud

Messi is arguably the best player in the world and can command a huge wage.

But his €70 million a year in wages is around €1.35 million a week, double of what Ronaldo is paid by Real Madrid.

The Argentine has also been given a signing bonus of €100 million as a compensation for the tax evasion incident.

Show me the money

€70 million a year and exclusive image rights

After losing Neymar to PSG, Barcelona seem desperate to keep hold of Messi and have also given the little magician an exclusive image rights.

The total deal is estimated to be around €450 million with a massive release clause of €700 million.

The contract runs until 2021 but with an option of extending it for a year more.

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Leaving Cristiano Ronaldo far behind

Euro 2.2 per second

Leaving Cristiano Ronaldo far behind

Messi will be earning €5.8 million per month, €1.35 million per week, €192,857 per day, €8,035 per hour, €133 per minute and as you are reading this, Messi has made €2.2 per second.

The only other footballer who comes close to Messi's wages is fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez who is paid €64 million each year in China.

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