Lionel Messi signs new deal at Barca estimated at €385,000 a week AFTER tax 4 years ago

Lionel Messi signs new deal at Barca estimated at €385,000 a week AFTER tax

The Argentinian master is expected to put pen to paper over the next few days, putting him back on top of you know who as the world's best paid footballer.

Even though Lionel Messi was already contracted to the club until 2018, it was announced by Barcelona today that they had reached agreement with their star man for a new deal.

A club statement reads: "FC Barcelona has reached an agreement to adjust the terms in the contract binding Leo Messi to the club as a professional first team player.

"The revised and updated contract will be signed over the next few days."

Speculation in a number of places says that the deal with put Messi back ahead of Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best paid player, with reports from Spain putting his new deal at €20m after tax, which works out at €384,615.385 a week.