LONDON: Lionel Messi is still a top paid football player in the world – despite receiving half of the previous salary in Paris Saint-Germain.
The salary of a week of Barcelona’s legend fell from £ 2.1 million to £ 1 million, compared to the second place, Cristiano Ronaldo with £ 900,000 a week in Juventus.
The six-time winner of Ballon d’Or, Messi, 34, joined PSG’s large spending team through a £ 54 million agreement, less than £ 108 million received at Nou Camp.
According to a list of French newspapers, L’Equipe, the Argentine star was also far away from PSG’s teammate who were also former teammates in Barca, Neymar with £ 31 million a year.
The Brazilian star received £ 606,000 a week.
In the fourth position was among the greatest rivals in the renowned club, Luis Suarez, who was famous for Messi and Neymar at Nou Camp.
The Uruguayist striker was reportedly took home £ 575,000 a week when he was willing to continue his second league with champion Atletico Madrid – and he was tied to Barca striker from France, Antoine Griezmann.
Both of them collected £ 29.9 million a year.