Neymar tops list of footballers in boot deals after signing £23m with Puma

Neymar tops list of footballers in boot deals after signing £23m with Puma

- Neymar is topping the list of the highest individual boot deal in the world

- The Brazilian recently signed a £23m a year deal with Puma

- Lionel Messi is occupying the second position, while Cristiano Ronaldo occupies third

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Brazilian football star Neymar who is currently playing for French champions Paris-Saint-Germain has emerged as the player topping the list of the highest-paid individual in boot deal in the world.

This is an incredible record and achievement for the former Barcelona star who is topping his former teammate Lionel Messi and also Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.

He achieved this success after he ended his 15-year partnership with Nike and signed awesome £23m deal with Puma in September 2020.

Neymar had two years left on his stunning deal with Nike, but the Brazilian opted to break the contract to join Puma after being offered a staggering sum.

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PSG are sponsored by Nike and the American company will be disappointed to lose the superstar to a big competitor, but the French champions will be happy that Neymar has committed his future to them.

Below is the list of the highest boot deals signed by footballers

1. Neymar of Paris-Saint-Germain with £23m a year Puma deal

2. Lionel Messi of Barcelona with £18m a year Adidas deal

3. Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus with £15m a year Nike deal

4. Kylian Mbappe of PSG with £14m a year Nike deal

5. Mario Balotelli with £5m a year deal with Puma

6. Gareth Bale of Tottenham with £4m a year deal with Adidas

7. Antoine Griezmann of Barcelona with £3.5m a year deal with Puma

8. Paul Pogba of Manchester United with £3m a year deal with Adidas

9. Marco Verratti of PSG with £2.5m a year deal with Nike

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10. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool with £2.5m a year deal with Nike

Neymar tops list of highest individual boot deal after signing £23m with Puma

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Mesi GOAT debate has been endorsed by some of the footballing legends that Portuguese is better than the Argentine.

The Juventus and Barcelona superstars are regarded as the best players in the world just like the Pele and Diego Maradona comparison.

The pair have often been the subject matter when it comes to who is the greatest of all time in the round leather game.

Sir Alex Ferguson who signed Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 has insisted that has all it takes to play for any club and still score a hat-trick.

Italy legend Francesco Totti also branded Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar as "three footballing aliens," but he added that "Ronaldo is ahead of the others."

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