El 'Pocho' Lavezzi, the Argentine footballer formerly of PSG who joined Hebei China Fortune last February is the highest paid football in the world according to Football Leaks. The Argentine trumps both Cristiano and Messi with an astronomical pay packet for playing in the Chinese league.
The winger signed a contract that will pay him €53.2 million over 23 months, which includes €2.3 million per month for the duration of his contract. Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star, gets €21 million per year with his new contract that he signed until 2020. As for Messi, who is negotiating a contract renewal, which might move him ahead of them all.
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Football Leaks also published information that states PSG pay Thiago Silva €400,000 every time they win a Ligue 1 game, €300,000 for Champions League, €250,000 if they win the French Cup and €350,000 if he participates in 60% of the team's games.
- Shanghai Shenhua