Lionel Messi to PSG ‘impossible’ because £95m salary more than Neymar, Mbappe combined


Lionel Messi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly impossible – because his £95million salary is more than Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s combined.

The Argentina great, 33, told Barcelona he wanted to quit the club he joined almost 20 years ago following a major fallout with the board.

And it was thought mega-rich PSG, essentially bankrolled by the Qatari state, would be among the front-runners tussling for Messi’s signature.

But according to L’Equipe, even the Ligue 1 champions will not be able to afford the mind-boggling wages – regardless of whether there is a transfer fee.

Messi earns around £64m per year in basic wages – approximately £1.2m per week, but he then pockets extra for signing, staying and winning trophies.

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It is said appearing in 60 per cent of matches until his Barcelona contract expiry bumps his average earnings up to £95m.

Add in winning the treble and Fifa’s Player of the Year award to boost that by another £15m.

The crazy numbers dwarf the money earned by PSG’s two current superstars.

Neymar bags around £620,000 per week as the French side’s highest-paid player, working out as £32.2m across 12 months.

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