After an exceptional career at Barcelona, the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner controversially joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent this summer. Now, details of his lucrative deal with the Parisians have been exposed.
, Messi’s three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain will be worth around €110million if the Argentine completes three years at the Ligue 1 club.
Messi currently has a two-year deal with Mauricio Pochettino’s side with the option of a third year.
The French outlet reports Messi’s deal includes €30million worth of earnings in his first year with €40million due in years two and year three if the option becomes activated.
Beforedeciding to join PSG
, the Argentine superstar did agree on a new contract with Barcelona. However, due to Blaugrana’s financial issues, the club couldn’t afford the deal.
"The truth is that I can't think of anything. This is really difficult for me."
"Being here my entire life, I'm not ready for this change.
“Last year I was convinced that I wanted to leave, but this year we were sure we wanted to stay here.
"Today I have to say goodbye to all this, I've been here for 21 years, to our home. I'm grateful for every one of my former teammates and the club members. I thank them for all the beautiful experiences here,
"I'm so grateful for the respect that people showed me, I could never imagine it going this way,
"I leave this club without seeing the fans for more than a year. It's sad to not be able to able to say goodbye to fans at the Stadium.
"I hope I can come back to this club one day, and help them in any way I can."
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