Lionel Messi's New Contract Makes Him Soccer's Best-Paid Player
FC Barcelona F Lionel Messi yesterday signed a revised contract with the La Liga club that "will make him the sport's best-paid player." The deal will reportedly pay him a base salary of US$27.4M a season, with Spanish media reporting he could also get nearly US$7M a year in bonuses. In addition, he will "regain control of his image rights, which could bring in millions more" (L.A. TIMES, 5/20). Read more in today's issue of SBD Global.