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Lionel Messi Named World’s Highest Paid Player Ahead Of Cristiano Ronaldo

is now the world’s best-paid player ahead of Real Madrid rival, .

The Argentine footballer is expected to pocket £28million more than this season after signing a giant £500,000-a-week deal last November.Lionel Messi Named World’s Highest Paid Player

According to France Football’s latest figures, Messi is the best-paid player in world football on a staggering £110m when gross wages, bonuses and sponsorship deals are taken into account. He will become the first player to break through the £100m mark, making him significantly better off than long-time rival , who is set to earn £82m over the course of 2017-18.

Messi leapfrogged and regained the top spot after putting pen to paper on a contract worth half a million pounds a week earlier in the season.

Mail Online Football reported that Messi’s deal, which runs until the summer of 2021 includes a giant £626m release clause, and a huge signing bonus of £80m.

Brazilian and PSG star,  is third on the list with £71m, while, Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale comes fourth on the list with £39m wages.Lionel Messi Named World’s Highest Paid Player

defender, Gerard Pique scooped the fifth position with £25m wages.

See The List Of BEST PAID PLAYERS

1. – £110m

2. – £82m

3. – £71m

4. Gareth Bale – £39m

5. Gerard Pique – £25m

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