It would be safe to say that no one was expecting Barcelona to announce that Lionel Messi would be leaving the club. In a shocking turn of events, Leo signed for PSG to join a powerful roster. It was probably the biggest bargain of all time, as Paris Saint-Germain landed the Argentine star for free, only taking care of his contract.
Paris have been the big winners of the transfer window without any doubt, as besides Leo, they've landed Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Gianluigi Donnarumma also for free. A few years ago, no one could have ever imagined any team getting Messi for free, but PSG have done it, although they'll have to afford his expensive salary.
Lionel Messi's contract with PSG
Even though there was no official information about how much he will get paid in Paris, reports from France have provided figures. According to L'Equipe, Lionel Messi would earn around $47 million gross per year, while Le Parisien have also said his salary would be between $41 million and $47 million.
After taxes, his annual wage (considering the $47 m figure) would be reduced to $41 million, making him one of the top earners at Paris Saint-Germain alongside his close friend Neymar.
How much does Lionel Messi make a week?
Considering the reported $41 million salary, Messi would be earning around $3.5 million monthly. That would make it almost $860,000 a week. If we talk on a daily basis, it would be $123,000 a day, or nearly $5,125 per hour, or $85 per minute, or $1.41 per second.
It's no secret that Leo Messi is one of the greatest players of all time, and therefore, even at 34, he is still worthy of these mind-blowing figures. So, after all, he is reportedly still being paid accordingly and now he is expected to help PSG in their quest for a coveted Champions League title.