The Argentine footballer and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi is expected to pocket £28million more than Cristiano Ronaldo this season after signing a giant £500,000-a-week deal last November.
He will become the first player to break through the £100m mark, making him significantly better off than long-time rival Ronaldo, who is set to earn £82m over the course of 2017-18.
Brazilian and PSG star, Neymar is third on the list with £71m, while, Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale comes fourth on the list with £39m wages
France Football’s latest figures,revealed messi staggering £110m when gross wages, bonuses and sponsorship deals are taken into account.
Messi’s deal, which runs until the summer of 2021 includes a giant £626m release clause, and a huge signing bonus of £80m. Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique scooped the fifth position with £25m wages.
BEST PAID PLAYERS
1. Lionel Messi – £110m
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – £82m
3. Neymar – £71m
4. Gareth Bale – £39m
5. Gerard Pique – £25m