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The highest paid player in the world is not Cristiano or Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely regarded as the greatest players in the world but neither are the world's best paid player as Football Leaks reveals the player who does top the list.
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The highest paid player in the world is not Cristiano or Messi

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. 

Ezequiel Lavezzi signed for the Chinese club in February
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Ezequiel Lavezzi signed for the Chinese club in February

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