Lionel Messi's staggering wages revealed
Lionel Messi's new Barcelona contract is worth a staggering €2million-a-week, according to Football Leaks.
That is almost double what his rival and Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo receives at Champions League holders Real Madrid.
He is also in line to pick up another €70m bonus if he stays with the Catalans for the duration of his deal.
It is believed the release clause in Messi's deal stands at €700m, with only Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema commanding bigger buy-outs in their contracts.
His haul has helped Barcelona establish a 16-point lead over Real Madrid in La Liga, while he also fired Argentina to the World Cup.