Reactions as Messi’s staggering contract with Barcelona leaked
A copy of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract has been obtained by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
The contract signed four seasons ago shows Messi would have earned €555,237,619 by its end this June.
The leaked document shows that Messi signed the deal the biggest in sports history.
Withee Barcelona at the edge of bankruptcy, here is a look as how fans have reacted to the contract.
Lionel Messi’s contract is worth €555m… which includes an annual salary of €138m with a €78m loyalty bonus. It’s no wonder Barcelona are in such big debt and are on the verge of bankruptcy.
— TC. (@totalcristiano) January 31, 2021
❗Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of City Football Group, revealed few years ago that in 2016 the English club offered Lionel Messi thrice the wages he earns at Barcelona but Leo did not accept it.
• Yet some people question his loyalty to the club! 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/m4aEQu2HFs
— Barça Buzz (@Barca_Buzz) January 31, 2021
📊 – Messi makes an estimated €300m for Barcelona per year through ticketing, merchandising, television and sponsorships. Priceless. pic.twitter.com/IuSxUoo4Tu
— MessiTeam (@Lionel10Team) January 31, 2021
Barcelona before Messi:
• 16 La Liga
• 1 Champions League
• 0 Club World Cup
Barcelona after Messi:
• 26 La Liga
• 5 Champions League
• 3 Club World Cup pic.twitter.com/RYFJWeYn5E
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) January 31, 2021
El Mundo today, what a bomb. Leo Messi’s contract with Barcelona revealed on front page 🔴👇🏻 @elmundoes
– €555,237,619 contract [4 years].
– €138m per season fixed + variables.
– €115,225,000 as ‘renewal fee’ just for accepting the contract.
– €77,929,955 loyalty bonus. pic.twitter.com/FK3I34hJta
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2021