Unlike Donnarumma, Wijnaldum and Ramos who received their signing bonus, Lionel Messi did not receive his. However, the Argentinian’s emoluments at PSG will increase. This is what the French sports daily L’Equipe reveals.
Lionel Messi is currently earning 30 million euros net per season. This represents 2.5 million per month. It’s as much as Neymar.
The difference is that where the Brazilian’s salary level will decrease over the course of his contract, renewed until 2025, that of the former Barcelona player will rise during his two years of contract (plus one optional). However, under certain conditions.
Of his 30 million net annual, Lionel Messi receives 1 million in PSG Fan Token, the cryptocurrency of the club of the French capital.
This salary innovation is the result of the three-season partnership that links Parisians to the world leader in cryptocurrency, Crypto.com. This deal will globally bring PSG between 25 and 30 million.
The Argentine did not receive a signing bonus. On the other hand, he can “console himself” with a loyalty bonus. This stands at 10 million net per year.
It will be paid to him if he completes his second year of contract, so next season, and his third option.
Which will be: 30 million this season and 40 million for the next two, if Messi is not transferred in the meantime.
Or 110 million over three years. To this amount are added the collective bonuses for objectives and results in particular.
Same salary as at Barça
Lionel Messi would have received the same salary if he had stayed at Barca. The Argentinian has earned 61 million euros a year in Catalonia in recent years, according to Spanish media.
During negotiations to extend his contract with Barca, the six-time Ballon d’Or had agreed to a 50% pay cut. Thus, he should have touched 30 million per year. The same amount as at PSG. Officially.”