When Ronaldo signed this deal Barcelona also facilitated Messi with a new financially improved contract back in 2014 which will keep the star at Camp Nou till 2018. His new contract will earn him as much as £275,000 a week after tax. That is €20 million a year (£ million) and this is after tax numbers making him second highest paid player in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo. These two are in league of their own both on the pitch and off it as well. They have highly lucrative endorsement deals almost doubling their yearly incomes.
But clubs are now businesses not clubs, football is business, the top level game is not the same as 20 years ago. If you think money has spoiled football and you want football how it used to be, there are plenty of clubs full of people playing for nothing. I've watched football at all levels from international to park, indeed the conference can be quite entertaining. If you want to watch some prancing, diving, prima donna on 250k a week falling over and screaming if someone wafts past him, well, that choice is yours too, but I long gave up on that one, its boring. Man U, Man City, Chelsea, Real, Barca, PSG, etc etc, they are all the same thing now really, just global franchises of the game to be bought and sold by the richest, and they certainly dont give a shit for their fans, who are there to be fleeced for as much and for as long as possible. Vote with your feet, cancel your sky (make sure you tell them why). Then wait for the football bubble to burst as it hopefully will one day and get back to some semblance of reality.
Footballers With Highest Salaries 2017? Who are the highest earning footballers in 2017? We all know that Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eden Hazard are some of the most paid football players . Messi and Ronaldo has for a long time been considered as the World’s Highest Paid Players in Football . However the Football scene is changing fast and the Chinese Super League has been agressive lately and has been offering huge amount to attract some of the best Footballers to China.