Argentine striker Lionel Messi, who has signed a contract with French football club Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG), will earn ten times more than many of France’s top businessmen topping the prestigious CAC-40 list after the transition. About it writes newspaper “Les Echos”.
According to unofficial data, Messi’s annual salary at PSG, net of taxes, will amount to 35-40 million euros – that is, on average, Messi will receive several times more than the head of the carmaker Stellantis, which has 400 thousand subordinates, or the director of BNP Paribas. , the largest bank in the eurozone, or the head of the world’s oldest corporation Air Liquide for the production of industrial gases.
In Barcelona, Messi received 60 million euros under the contract. And in just the last four football seasons, Messi’s income excluding taxes amounted to 555.2 million euros. This amount includes both Messi’s salaries at the football club, as well as fees for advertising use of his image, multimillion-dollar awards for sports achievements and various fees.
The transfer of Messi to PSG is beneficial for the club itself. Thanks to the Argentine player, he increases his chances of winning the Champions League, which will allow the club to not only earn more than 50 million euros, but also receive bonus payments from the team’s sponsors.
Messi’s transfer to PSG became known on August 10. The contract with the 34-year-old Argentinean was signed on a 2 + 1 basis. The footballer will be introduced to the players at a press conference on 11 August. The ceremony will take place at the home arena of the Parc des Princes team.