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.”
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.