Messi’s €110m contract claims ‘completely false’, says Leonardo

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo has said that the the terms of Messi’s contract of a whooping £110m is false.

“Lionel Messi will not earn €110million across three years at Paris Saint-Germain”, Leonardo stated categorically.

He statement was all in efforts to debunk the news carried by French newspaper L’Equipe, which reported on Friday that Messi’s deal in Paris is worth €30million a year for three years with loyalty bonuses amounting to £110m in total.

Leonardo angrily responded to publication of the newspaper, saying that they carried a false news, even though he couldn’t provide the correct details due to confidentiality clauses, but he confirmed that the contract only spans two seasons.

“We can’t accept this on the front page of a newspaper like L’Equipe. This is unacceptable. This is completely false. I wanted to tell you that. I think it’s a lack of respect and we didn’t like it. I don’t understand the timing.

“This is really very far from the truth, on the duration and the numbers. There are confidentiality clauses, but I can say that this is not the truth. The duration of the contract is two years.

“It’s wrong, it’s not that, and we didn’t like it.” he stated.

Messi will be featuring in Sunday’s match against Lyon, having played 114 minutes across two away games at Reims and Club Brugge.