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Bombshell Report Leaks All Details Of Messi's Mega R10bn Contract

A bombshell report in Spain has seemingly leaked all details of Lionel Messi's current FC Barcelona contract, which will have seen him potentially earn R10 billion, or almost R300 000 per hour, over the past four years.

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On the weekend, El Mundo published documents relating to the four-year deal the Argentine signed in 2017, which expires at the end of this campaign.

The documents show that Messi would receive a maximum of €555 237 619 (about R10 billion) over four seasons if a series of conditions were met.

The leaked documents state that the 33-year-old was also paid a €115 million (R2.1 billion) renewal bonus and a €77 million (R1.4 billion) loyalty bonus, split into two payments.

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Messi is also said to earn a whopping €72 million (R1.3 billion) per year, plus add-ons for playing more than 60% of the club's games, progressing in the UEFA Champions League, winning LaLiga or the Copa del Rey, and FIFA's The Best award.

If all the clauses were met, Messi would receive €380 000 (R5.5 million) per day, which equates to an incredible €15 849 (R290 000) per hour.

The Catalan giants have since responded to the leak, stating that they will take legal action against El Mundo and anyone else who was involved.

"FC Barcelona categorically denies any responsibility for the publication of this document, and will take appropriate legal action against the newspaper El Mundo, for any damage that may be caused as a result of this publication," the club's statement read.

"FC Barcelona expresses its absolute support for Lionel Messi, especially in the face of any attempt to discredit his image, and to damage his relationship with the entity where he has worked to become the best player in the world and in football history."

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There are reportedly only four copies of the contract; Messi has one, Barca have another, one is with LaLiga and the fourth is with Cuatrecasas, the law firm used by the player.

The leak comes amid Barca's financial crisis after the club revealed last week that their debt has risen to nearly €1.2 billion (R22 billion).

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