Messi’s staggering wages revealed as Barcelona star ‘pockets €100m-a-year’

Lionel Messi puts pen to paper (Image: FC Barcelona/Twitter)
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Lionel Messi‘s new Barcelona contract is worth a staggering €2million-a-week, according to Football Leaks.

The Argentine ace finally ended speculation over his future in November when he put pen to paper on a bumper deal that ties him to the Nou Camp until 2021.

However, the financial details of that contract have emerged, apparently showing that Messi pockets €100-a-year.

That is almost double what his rival and Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo receives at Champions League holders Real Madrid.

Messi scoops €71million in wages, while the rest of the cash comes from image rights.

Messi has every reason to celebrates (Image: REUTERS)

He is also in line to pick up another €70m bonus if he stays with the Catalans for the duration of his deal.

It is believed the release clause in Messi’s deal stands at €700m, with only Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema commanding bigger buy-outs in their contracts.

The 30-year-old has scored 25 goals in 31 games for club and country this season.

His haul has helped Barcelona establish a 16-point lead over Real Madrid in La Liga, while he also fired Argentina to the World Cup.