- Lionel Messi agrees new 5-year-deal with Spanish giants Barcelona
- The Argentine is set to be the highest paid player in the world
- The 29-year-old's current deal with the Catalans end in 2018
Lionel Messi has finally agreed a new 5-year mega-deal with Spanish giants Barcelona as he is set to become the highest paid player in the world.
According to reports, any club interested in luring the Argentine away from Camp Nou will have to pay a staggering £350million release clause.
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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been linked with a move to English giants Chelsea and Manchester City.
Legit.ng understands that the 29-year-old's current deal with the Spanish giants ends in 2018.
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Sources revealed that his new pay package tend to vary from time-to-time due to so many factors but he is set to over-take Chinese export Carlos Tevez as the highest paid player in wages.
Messi is currently on duty for the Argentine national team as they are set to take on Brazil and Singapore in an international friendly.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo was recently named the world's highest paid athlete of 2017 by Forbes.
However, the Argentine superstar came third on the world's highest paid athlete list.
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