Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has declared that club’s talisman, Lionel Messi is “the best paid player in the world.”
The Catalan club had on Wednesday announced that the Argentine captain had agreed to extend his contract until 2021, in a deal that will keep the five times winner of the Ballon D’Or at Barcelona until he is 34.
No financial terms were disclosed but Bartomeu told the Barcelona sports daily Mundo Deportivo: “He is the best player in the world and he is paid like the best in the world and in the history of football.
“He is the best paid sports player, because no one brings as much to his club as Leo Messi.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 5, 2017