Lionel Messi will pocket £28million more than Cristiano Ronaldo this season after signing a giant £500,000-a-week deal last November.
According to France Football’s latest figures, the Barcelona star is the best paid player in world football on a staggering £110m when gross wages, bonuses and sponsorship deals are taken into account.
Messi will become the first player to break through the £100m mark, making him significantly better off than long-time rival Ronaldo, who is set to earn £82m over the course of 2017-18.
5 BEST PAID PLAYERS:
1. Lionel Messi – £110m
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – £82m
3. Neymar – £71m
4. Gareth Bale – £39m
5. Gerard Pique – £25m
Culled from Mail Sport
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