Lionel Messi’s New Deal Will See Him Earn Obscene Amounts Of Cash

The Barcelona star is set to become the world's highest paid footballer by FAR.

Lionel Messi celebrates for Barcelona.Image Getty

Lionel Messi is reportedly set to become the highest-paid footballer in the world, after being offered a huge new contract by Barcelona.

The 29-year-old could be offered £26m a season to stay at the Nou Camp, which would work out at a massive £504,000 a week deal.

As Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport reports, a highly-lucrative new deal would see him tie down the remainder of his playing career at the club and enjoy a truly incredible salary.

The huge new contract would see the player earn a whopping £72,000 a day. That’s £3,000 an hour, £50 a minute and 83p a second – truly staggering figures.

Messi recently announced that he wanted to end his career at Barcelona, saying: “It’s what I always dreamed and what I always wanted.”

Lionel Messi
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The deal would see his release clause rise to £348m, which would make a move for the player from other clubs highly unlikely.

There was concern amongst some Barcelona fans after the Spanish club announced a new policy in which their wage bill cannot exceed 70% of their revenue.

PSG have also shown interest in signing Messi in a highly-lucrative deal, but the new contract talks look to have put paid to the rumours of the player leaving.

It was recently Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid athlete in the world, taking $93m over the last few months, thanks largely to lucrative sponsorship deals.

However, if Messi’s new deal is signed before a reported June 30 deadline, he could become the highest earning footballer in terms of wage in the world.

Messi was dealt a blow recently though, after being replaced on the cover of FIFA 18 by Champions League winner Ronaldo.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.