Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has agreed terms on a new contract with Spanish giants Barcelona, the club confirmed on Friday, likely making him the best paid player in the world.
“FC Barcelona has reached an agreement to adjust the terms in the contract binding Leo Messi to the club as a professional first team player. The revised and updated contract will be signed over the next few days,” the club said in a statement on their website.
The deal is expected to see Messi overtake Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the biggest earner in world football.
Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Madrid in September worth a reported 17 million euros ($23.3 million) net a year.
Barcelona daily Sport reported that Messi will earn 20 million euros net per year with an extra five million euros on offer in the form of bonuses for…
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