A copy of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract has been leaked, with the numbers showing that he has the biggest in sports history.
According El Mundo, Messi would receive a maximum of €555,237,619 over four years.
The 33-year-old signed this deal in November 2017 and it expires on June 30 this year.
The size of Barca’s financial commitment to Messi, 33, is one of a number of deals that have left the club’s accounts in a perilous position.
Their most recent set of accounts revealed that Barca’s total debt is over a billion euros and player wages are responsible for almost three-quarters of the club’s budget.
Messi’s 30-page contract saw Barcelona agree to pay the forward €138,000,000 per season, including variables.
It included a signing-on bonus of €115,225,000 for accepting the renewal and a “loyalty” bonus of €77,929,955.
The newspaper claims that with five months still left to run on the deal, Messi has already earned €511,540,545.