- Lionel Messi retains his position as the highest-paid footballer in the world despite his switch from Barcelona to PSG
- The Argentine legend who will continue his professional career with the Parisians will earn a staggering £960,000-per-week
- In second and third positions are Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar who earn £900,000-per-week and £606,000-per-week respectively
Lionel Messi remains the best-paid footballer despite his stunning transfer move to French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
It is understood the Argentine now earns a staggering £960,000 every week at Parc des Princes, making him the highest-paid footballer.
Ronaldo is believed to be taking home £900,000-weekly at Juventus, £60,000 less than his eternal rival Messi.
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Neymar, on the other hand, smiles home with £606,000 every week as per SPORTbible.
Days after his farewell presentation, Messi signed a two-year contract with French giants PSG.
But how much does he earn at PSG? And how does his wages compare to the world’s best footballers?
Below are the top 10 highest-paid players in the world according to The Radio Times
10. Robert Lewandowski – £350,000-per-week
9. David De Gea – £375,000-per-week
8. Kevin De Bruyne – £385,000-per-week
7. Kylian Mbappe – £410,000-per-week
6. Gareth Bale – £500,000-per-week
5. Luis Suarez – £575,000-per-week
4. Antoine Griezmann – £575,000-per-week
3. Neymar – £606,000-per-week
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – £900,000-per-week
1. Lionel Messi – £960,000-per-week
Messi set for PSG debut
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported Messi joined the squad in training for the third time on Monday, August 16, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that the player would be allowed to improve his fitness level.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner last played competitive football back in July when he helped the Argentina national team to win the Copa America.
Latest reports have it that the 34-year-old is billed to make his debut in the Ligue 1 clash away to Reims on August 29.
This Friday’s game away at Brest is therefore likely to come too soon, although Messi could yet travel with the team to the north-west city in Brittany.