Messi’s PSG contract ‘leaked’ with £12.8m yearly bonus and cryptocurrency stake

Lionel Messi is set to earn well over £100m in the next three years with Paris Saint-Germain after his contract with the club was leaked.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner moved to the French side in the summer after his deal at Barcelona proved to be financially unviable for the Spanish giants.

It comes as no surprise that he was one of the world's highest paid athletes and despite taking a pay cut he is still raking in the cash in Paris.

L'Equipe have released the details of his new deal which will see him earn a net €110m, or £94m, in wages alone between now and 2024.

That amount puts him on a similar pay packet to his good friend Neymar and more than the soon-to-be departing Kylian Mbappe.

Messi was on a staggering €60m per year at Barca and was willing to take a 50% cut, which is what he will receive in his first year at PSG.

Then for each of the following two seasons of his three-year deal he will bag €40m – but his earnings don't stop there.

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The 34-year-old did not have a signing-on bonus when he made the switch to France but he is in line to secure a loyalty bonus of around €15m (£12.8m) a year should he stay with the club.

And not only that, but he is also going to make an added fee of up to €30m over the duration of his contract through his sponsorship with cryptocurrency website

He will become the highest paid player at the club as Neymar's wages gradually decrease with his 2025 contract expiry nearing.

His other attacking teammate Mbappe is currently on a salary of €25m in comparison to his two higher-earning colleagues.

Messi has only featured twice for PSG this season so far, starting against Club Brugge in the Champions League after his debut off the bench in Ligue 1 before the international break

He is yet to get off the mark and was booked as his new side could only pick up a point in a 1-1 draw in Belgium.

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