Lionel Messi earns more than double of Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary according to a recently released figures by L’Equipe and quoted by Sportbible.
The Barcelona tops the list of highest paid players in Europe with a monthly pay of £7million which is double of what Ronaldo who is in second place earns.
Messi’s salary breaks down to an incredible weekly wage of £2.1 million.https://d-21868619813658311054.ampproject.net/2103060631004/frame.html
Despite Barcelona being in a £1.1billion debt, the club still gives Messi a pre-tax salary of £108.2m.
According to the report, Cristiano Ronaldo is second on the list and earns £900,000 weekly at Juventus,
A break down of his salary shows the Portuguese earns £3.8m at Juventus and £46.7m per year, but that is less than half of Lionel Messi’s salary.
Coming in third place is the most expensive player in history Neymar. The 29-year-old Brazilian earns £606,000 per week (£31.5m per year) from PSG.
Joint fourth on the list are two La Liga stars – Luis Suarez and Antoinne Griezmann.
Both players are being paid a reported £575,000 per week and earn just under £30m per year.
PSG star Kylian Mbappe comes in 5th as he earns £25.7 million per year.
However, the 22-year-old will get a salary increase to €30m per season if he signs a new PSG contract.
Top 5 highest paid footballers in Europe
1. Lionel Messi – £108.2m yearly
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – £46.7m yearly
3. Neymar – £31.5m yearly
4. Luis Suarez and Antoinne Griezmann – £30m yearly
5. Kylian Mbappe – £25.7m yearly