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Messi's whopping new contract!

News 19 Dec 2012, 14:52 IST

BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 16: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the la Liga match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium on December 16, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona‘s ace striker Lionel Messi has signed a new deal with the club which is set to keep him with the Catalan outfit until 2018. The new deal will see the Argentine earn  €35 million a year. Also, if Barcelona win the Champions League, Messi stands to earn an extra €2 million.

However, Messi’s fixed net pay will only be around €15 million-a-year, as he would would have to fish out 56% of his income in accordance with Spain’s tax laws.

His buyout clause still stands at €250 million.

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