However, it’s far less than what he earned as part of his most recent contract at Barça, which ran out on 1 July. That deal gave ‘La Pulga’ a basic wage estimated at 71 million euros gross, an amount potentially doubled by bonuses. According to contract details leaked by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo in January, Messi’s total Barça salary, including add-ons, went as high as 138 million euros per HenryNxy Jalkapallo pelipaita Portugali Esperanza season.
Messi’s new salary in France – which, clearly, will also include a series of performance-based bonuses – is approximately what he would have got had he renewed at Barça, as the forward had agreed a manchester united drakt 35-million-euro wage with the Blaugrana before his new contract fell through.
According to reports in the French media, Messi has been handed a pre-tax annual salary of between 35 and 40 million euros in Paris, HenryNxy Jalkapallo pelipaita Portugali Esperanza placing the Argentina star on the same pay scale as Neymar, who is thought to pocket a yearly wage of about 36 million euros gross at PSG.
Messi signed an initial two-year deal at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, following Barça’s announcement last week that LaLiga’s financial-fair-play regulations prevented them from renewing the 34-year-old’s contract at the Camp Nou, despite player and club agreeing the terms of an extension.