World’s Best Paid Footballers: Barcelona legend Lionel Messi still ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr despite 50% wage cut

World's Best Paid Footballers: Barcelona legend Lionel Messi still ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr despite 50% wage cut
World's Best Paid Footballers: Barcelona legend Lionel Messi still ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr despite 50% wage cut

World’s Best Paid Footballers – Lionel Messi Highest Paid: Despite reportedly taking 50% cuts in wages on his new contract with Barcelona, Lionel Messi is still the world’s highest & best paid footballer. Messi is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr despite the proposed salary cuts by Barcelona.

Messi to stay with Barcelona till 2026: Lionel Messi has agreed to extend his Barcelona contract for next 5 years with 50 per cent wage cut, as per multiple news reports. The announcement is dependent on player departures that will allow Barca to fund the Argentina captain’s wages.

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World’s Best Paid Footballers: Barcelona legend Lionel Messi still ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr despite 50% wage cut

World’s Best Paid FootballersMessi to stay with Barcelona till 2026: The La Liga giants Barcelona have convinced the Copa America winner to stay at Camp Nou where he will be paid 1.2 million pound a week after a reduced salary.

However, the 34-year-old still tops best-players in the world. He is ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr by a good enough margin.

As per a report from The Sun, Lionel Messi is paid 1.2 million pound per week

World’s Best Paid Players (per week pay)

Lionel Messi: 1.2 million pound

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): 0.9 million pound

Neymar Jr (Paris St. Germain): 0.606 million pound

Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid): 0.575 million pound

Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona): 0.575 million pound

World’s Best Paid Footballers – Lionel Messi Highest Paid: Notably, Barcelona were forced to cut Messi’s salary as they are in 1 billion pound worth of debt. Comparison with best football stars shows the Catalans value their key player.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has less than a year left on his deal with Juventus but he is linked with a big move to PSG- Ligue 1. He is likely to join Neymar Jr in the Paris Saint-Germain who ranks third in the list.

World’s Best Paid Footballers – Lionel Messi Highest Paid: Neymar has signed a deal with PSG till 2025 with the option of extending for an extra year.

Luis Suarez who made a move to Laliga champions Atletico Madrid has also signed a deal of 0.575 million per week deal. He has proved his worth by netting 21 goals to help the club lift the title last season.

World’s Best Paid Footballers – Lionel Messi Highest Paid: Antoine Greizmann who moved to Barcelona from Atletico last year also enjoys the same salary as Luiz Suarez.

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