Leo Messi renews, Cristiano Ronaldo silence continues
Messi is worth every penny Barcelona have stumped up for him
Messi's been handed a bumper pay packet of 25m net a year - having learned that the tax office'll kneecap you if you try to sidestep it, it'll be almost double that gross - and, what's more, highly reputable sources have it that he's to pocket a signing-on fee of 50m, spread out over the duration of his deal. So one way of looking at it is that Barcelona are signing a wonderful footballer (he was a free agent next year) for 50m. In these times in which Kylian Mbappé is slapped with a price tag of 100 and a (very big) bit, it's money well spent for Barça. His wage is astronomical, but it's the rate you have to pay for a player of the mega-galactico status occupied by him and Cristiano, who are the faces of a decade defined by two prodigious talents.
Cristiano Ronaldo cannot let this situation go on...