Spanish paper El Mundo reveal the details of the mega-deal: 138 million per season, a renewal bonus of 115 million, and a loyalty clause of nearly 78 million
Spanish newspaper El Mundo leads this Sunday with what it reports are the details of Leo Messi’s most recent contract with Barcelona, signed in November 2017 and which runs to 30 June 2021.
The front page splashes with the total value of the contract: €555,237,619, according to the paper, which reports that the agreement was signed in November 2017.
Including bonuses, Messi was set to earn up to €138 million per season under the four years contract.
Messi agreed on a renewal bonus and a loyalty bonus.
According to El Mundo, the contract also provided for two fixed amounts to be paid. A renewal bonus of €115,200,00 and a loyalty bonus of nearly 78 million euros (€77,929,955). According to El Mundo, Messi has now banked 92% of this bonus.
Why It’s Not A Good Deal?
At 33 years, Barcelona should have let go Lionel Messi and build the team on Ansu Fati or buy quality players.
The money is too much and the team might go into debt in the coming years. Why not buy players like Haaland from Dortmund?