Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the legendary football players in the world who managed to achieve this feat at a very young age and has many golden years of his career left. Although facing many highs and lows throughout his career, the world admires the way he survived through his adversity to become one of the excellent players in the football history.
Messi demands his salaries and fees according to his prestige as one of the finest players in football. A recent report covers the net worth of the Argentine forward which he makes at the club and his various endorsement deals.
Messi’s salary at Barcelona
Messi is the highest paid player at Barcelona with weekly earnings of £560,000. Due to Spain’s high tax rate of 52%, the Barcelona striker manages to take only £270,000 with him. However, his most anticipated opponent Cristiano Ronaldo earns a higher amount of money on weekly basis.
Currently, Messi is believed to be unpleased with his wages from the club as he is in hesitation to sign a new contract with the club. His present contract will end in a year and a half, and it has been reported that he has turned down the signing of his new contract as he expects an improved salary of £800,000 from the club.
Messi’s unwillingness has attracted other clubs to sign the star. English Premier League clubs like ‘Manchester United’ and ‘Manchester City’ have majorly shown interest in signing the legend.
Value of Messi’s sponsorship deals
Messi has signed authorization deals with extra companies like Pepsi, Air Europa and Dolce & Gabbana from which he earns a whopping $8 million annually. Messi has a very productive deal with sports giant Adidas allowing him to have his word in framing shoe designs. The Argentine forward is currently under the deal with Adidas which earns him $140 million and breaks down to $20 million annually. Messi’s contract with Adidas makes him the highest paid ambassador for the company.
Messi’s net worth
According to Forbes, his net worth is supposed to be around $280 million as compared to his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo who earns $320 million. Messi’s net earnings from his bonus and wages were $53.4 million while his endorsement deals made him $28 million.