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The Best Paid Football Player In The World Has Been Revealed

Mega super stars, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Gareth Bale are believed to be the best-paid football players in the world but it has been revealed that they are not.

According to documents leaked by whistleblowers ‘Football Leaks’, Ezequiel Lavezzi – Messi’s international team-mate – is paid nearly twice as much per week as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Early this year, Lavezzi joined Chinese club Hebei China Fortune from Paris Saint-Germain in an eye-watering deal, reported to be worth £400,000 a week.

However, his newly leaked contract reveals that he is paid even more handsomely than previously thought. The alleged figure would make him the best-paid footballer in the world, with a weekly salary of £493,000.

By contrast, Messi is still yet to sign a new contract and he is believed to earn around £270,000-a -week – some £223,000 less than 31-year-old Lavezzi.

Messi’s rival, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, signed a new five-year deal last month, at a reported £365,000 per week, while his team-mate Gareth Bale has also committed his future to the La Liga leaders and his weekly wage is said to be more than £350,000 after tax.

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