THE MESSI EFFECT
Messi has finally signed a new mega deal with FC Barcelona to make him the worlds highest paid soccer super star, ahead of Ronaldo and Neymar. Messi who has been with the club since he was 13-years old had been working with the clubs executives for months over his new contract. He will stay with the club till the 2021 season at the age of 34. The new deal has an insane $835 million buyout clause which would make it virtually impossible for another club to try and sign the superstar, Messi will receive a $59.6 million signing bonus. Messi becomes the worlds highest paid soccer player and the top three highest paid sports stars in the world. Last year saw Ronaldo top both the worlds highest paid soccer player and sportsman but that has unfortunately come to an end.