Barcelona Reportedly to Offer Lionel Messi 'Record-Breaking' Signing Bonus

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Bleacher Report—Barcelona are reportedly set to offer Lionel Messi a "record-breaking" signing bonus of between £79 million and £85 million to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Camp Nou that will also see him earn £500,000 per week.  Catalan newspaper L'Ara (h/t MailOnline's Pete Jenson) reported Barcelona's wage bill already eats up 84 per cent of the club's overall revenue, a figure that does not account for the wages his new contract will entail or the signing bonus, which would be paid "across the years...

Barcelona is reportedly giving Lionel Messi a record $100 million signing bonus — and they're going to use an unusual way to pay for it. David Ramos/Getty Lionel Messi is already one of the richest soccer players on the planet, and he could soon add a record-breaking signing bonus to his bottom line. According to a report from the Daily Mail, FC Barcelona is set to offer Messi a bonus of approximately $100 million to extend his tenure with the club. That sum would be on top of a reported base salary of around $650,000 per week. A $100 million bonus would shatter the previous record, according to the report. It shows how badly...