Leonardo, the sporting director, is furious after the revelations of L’Equipe on the salary of Lionel Messi. The daily especially compared the emoluments of the six-fold Ballon d’Or with those of Neymar …
« This is unacceptable. It’s totally false. I wanted to tell you. I think it’s a lack of respect and we didn’t like it. I don’t understand the timing “. But what are the reasons for Leonardo’s anger? Saturday noon, the sports director of the PSG wanted to deny the information given by The team in today’s edition of the XXL salary of Lionel Messi in the capital.
The daily thus affirmed that the salary of the six-fold Ballon d’Or was 30 million euros net. If no signing bonus has been negotiated at the beginning of August, Messi will receive in return a “loyalty bonus” of 15 million gross (or about 10 million net) during his second season and therefore the same amount of 40 million s’ it honors its 3rd year as an option (according to Leonardo, there is ” no option »).
At the same time, The team would like to recall that Messi will be “increased” next year when NeymarHe will see his salary drop at the same time. In fact, this is not totally false, but it is incomplete information from the sports daily and this may have given Leonardo this rant. Indeed, Neymar will not necessarily cash less money in the coming years.
Neymar will not win less
To extend his lease with PSG until 2025, last May, the “Ney” initialed a new contract which will begin in July 2022. His salary will then drop from 36 to 30 million euros per season, but this salary reduction should be compensated by large bonuses which will be paid out a little later. The Parisian management wanted at the time to reduce its payroll.
Better, according to the specialized site Paris-Fans, the father of the Brazilian prodigy obtained, by way of compensation, an increase in the contract with QNB (Qatar National Bank), from… 23 to 27 million euros per year! The surplus money will therefore not be paid directly by the Parisian club, but by the cited bank, which belongs 50% to the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, obviously owner of PSG.
Salary of Messi at PSG, Leonardo denies the figures of “The Team”: “It is very far from reality, on the duration and the figures”
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