MESSI SECOND HIGHEST PAID FOOTBALLER IN THE WORLD, BEHIND SAMUEL ETO’O

Lionel Messi is now the second highest paid footballer in the world, just one place behind former Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto’o according to Spanish paper AS.

Messi was revealed to be the highest earner in football by Forbes in May thanks to his lucrative off-pitch sponsorship deals, however in terms of his weekly wage from football, the Argentinian maestro lags behind Eto’o, who picks up around €20 million-per-year from his current club, Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.

According to AS, Messi has a clause in his contract which rewards him for every trophy Barcelona win, and thanks to their successes under former boss Pep Guardiola, the 25-year-old’s wage packet has rocketed to €18 million per season.

 

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