Lionel Messi, who recently penned a lucrative new contract with Barcelona , could comfortably earn more than 100 million euros every year , according to a report released by France- based Mediapart.

Journalists from European Investigation Collaborations (EIC) claimed to have seen the details of the updated contract signed by Messi on November 25.

According to the report , Messi is guaranteed around 70 million euros a year in salary and image rights with more coming from a 63. 5 million euro signing bonus and 70 million euro “ loyalty bonus ” for the period of the contract which stretches to 2021 .

The mind – boggling deal , revealed as part of “ Football Leaks ” was to offset an approach for the Argentine from great rivals Real Madrid .

The group claimed that in June 2013 , an email exchange between the player ’ s lawyer Inigo Juarez and his father Jorge , explained that Real were prepared to shell out the 250 million euro release clause that Messi commanded .

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