Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi wages: Who earns more?
Arguably the greatest ever footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, have been the subjects of dramatic transfers this summer. Paris Saint-Germain capitalized on Barcelona's financial predicament to lure Messi to Ligue 1, while Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United.
In the wake of their blockbuster moves, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put pen-to-paper on fresh contracts. Notably, Manchester United and PSG have offered them two-year deals. Messi, however, has the option of extending his stay in Paris for another year.
How much does Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi earn as salary?
It is true that talent does not come on the cheap, but money will not be a motivating factor for Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi anymore. The pair have been at the pinnacle of world football for so long and are among the top footballers with the highest net worth.But there is still curiosity among fans to understand how much Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi earn, especially after their recent transfers.
If reports are to be believed, Manchester United have offered a deal worth £24.96 million per year to Cristiano Ronaldo. As such, the Portuguese is expected to earn a massive £480,000 per week, making him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
Lionel Messi, on the other hand, earns more than his counterpart. The Argentine has agreed on a contract which will earn him roughly £29.78 million per year. On a weekly basis, that would amount to a staggering £572,690.