Messi earning nearly double Ronaldo wages with Ozil made to look poor as world’s best paid players are revealed

Messi earning nearly double Ronaldo wages with Ozil made to look poor as world’s best paid players are revealed

February 8, 2019

The Barcelona superstar is far and away the highest-paid player on the planet, taking home £7.3million per MONTH before tax – nearly double that of rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi penned a new deal in November 2017 where he earns around £1.7m per week – according to the latest annual salary report from L'Equipe.

Meanwhile, famous frenemy Ronaldo rakes in £4.1m per month from Juventus, incredibly just 56 per cent of what Messi earns in Spain.

Arsenal were left in a conundrum in last month's transfer window, with no money to buy new players.

One of the reasons is thought to be their devastating wage bill – topped by Ozil.


The Gunners had hoped to sell the former Germany international but were unable to find any potential buyers over his enormous £350,000-a-week pay-packet.

But his £1.4m monthly wages are utterly dwarfed by Messi – who earns FIVE times as much.

Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann sits third in the world's best-paid players with a monthly salary of £2.9m.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar comes fourth on £2.7m – with team-mate Kylian Mbappe (£1.5m) in ninth.

Luis Suarez sits fifth on £2.5m ahead of La Liga pal Gareth Bale on £2.2m.

But Barcelona flop Philippe Coutinho sit's seventh on £2m-a-month – level with fellow underwhelming star Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United.

Former Liverpool star Coutinho has been slammed by Barcelona fans a year on from his £145m move to the Nou Camp.

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