On Sunday morning, football fans were cleared out flabbergasted by the distribution of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract. Spanish daily paper El Mundo disputably uncovered the figures and they appeared that the Argentine’s four-year bargain is worth a strange £492m (€555m).
Barcelona have since posted a articulation on the matter, pronouncing on their official site that they will take lawful activity against El Mundo.
The explanation reads: “In see of the data distributed nowadays within the daily paper El Mundo, in connection to the proficient contract marked between FC Barcelona and the player Lionel Messi, the club laments its publication given that it could be a private record administered by the rule of privacy between the parties.
“FC Barcelona categorically denies any obligation for the distribution of this report, and will take appropriate legal activity against the daily paper El Mundo, for any harm which will be caused as a result of this distribution.
“FC Barcelona communicates its supreme bolster for Lionel Messi, particularly within the confront of any endeavor to dishonor his picture, and to harm his relationship with the substance where he has worked to gotten to be the most excellent player within the world and in football history.” Things are attending to get revolting, but there’s no getting absent from the reality that Messi’s contract is the foremost profitable in donning history.
Let’s take a look at the other bigest nine mega-deals in sports history
10. Miguel Cabrera (Baseball)
Club: Detroit Tigers
Deal: 8 years, £180.22 million
9. Alex Rodriguez (Baseball)
Club: Texas Rangers
Deal: 10 years, £183.87 million
8. Alex Rodriguez (Baseball)
Club: New York Yankees
Deal: 10 years, £200.65 million
7. Manny Machado (Baseball)
Club: San Diego Padres
Deal: 10 years, £218.89 million
6. Giancarlo Stanton (Baseball)
Club: New York Yankees
Deal: 13 years, £237.14 million
5. Bryce Harper (Baseball)
Club: Philadelphia Phillies
Deal: 12 years, £240.79 million
4. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (Boxing)
Deal: 5 years, £266.33 million
3. Mike Trout (Baseball)
Club: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Deal: 12 years, £313.75 million
2. Patrick Mahomes (NFL)
Club: Kansas City Chiefs
Deal: 10 years, £367.02 million
1. Lionel Messi (Football)
Deal: 4 years, £491.73 million