LIONEL MESSI could hope to make Paris Saint-Germain the most effective sports activities workforce on the earth – however he has already made them the most costly.
No workforce the world over, from soccer, baseball or NFL, can get close to to the French facet’s wage invoice following the Argentine’s arrival.
A rumoured £650,000-a-week deal makes Messi the SIXTEENTH PSG participant to be taking dwelling a six-figure weekly pay packet.
10. Cleveland Browns – £158m
The identify Odell Beckham Jr. is without doubt one of the few in American soccer to have transcended the game on a worldwide scale.
As the highest earner on £10.5million-a-year, the celebrity large receiver is aiming to ship a primary Tremendous Bowl to Cleveland in 2021 after a play-off drought was ended final season.
Cleveland Browns’ star identify is undoubtedly Odell Beckham Jr.Credit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
9. Chelsea – £159m
That is one thing of a brief place for the Blues, given the determine has been calculated earlier than the signing of Romelu Lukaku.
A rumoured weekly wage of £250,000 would make the Belgian their prime earner however nonetheless hold Chelsea in second place for Premier League spending.
Ben Chilwell is amongst Chelsea’s best-paid gamersCredit score: Getty
8. Dallas Cowboys – £159m
Because the highest-paying NFL workforce, it’s little shock that the Dallas Cowboys are involved about developing towards the league’s wage cap guidelines.
Huge receiver Amari Cooper is the highest earner after signing a five-year, £72m contract final 12 months however their newest Tremendous Bowl crown got here in 1995.
Dallas Cowboys endured a troublesome 2020 season regardless of their fundingCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
7. Bayern Munich – £166m
Dominating German soccer comes at a price for the membership previously dubbed ‘FC Hollywood’.
In addition to big-money signings Leroy Sane and Lucas Hernandez, veterans Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer take home north of £200,000-a-week.
Star striker Robert Lewandowski leads Bayern Munich’s wage invoiceCredit score: Getty
6. Juventus – £184m
Cristiano Ronaldo is the standout earner at Juventus, who’ve skilled a quiet summer time as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Ronaldo’s reported annual pay of £28m provides a big chunk to the Italians’ fourth-highest wage invoice in soccer.
Cristiano Ronaldo earns over three-times the following best-paid Juventus participantCredit score: AP
5. Manchester United – £193m
The Pink Devils’ hunt for a primary Premier League title since 2013 has led them to forking out some hefty charges in transfers and wages.
David De Gea, no longer even the assured first-choice goalkeeper, is the highest earner at £375,000-a-week with Jadon Sancho stated to be on £350,000-a-week after arriving from Borussia Dortmund.
Jadon Sancho is the most recent massive identify to be recruited by Manchester UnitedCredit score: Getty
4. Los Angeles Dodgers – £193m
The 2020 MLB champions usually boast the very best common attendances and present no signal of letting up of their quest for World Collection rings.
A star-studded pitching line-up that includes Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, David Worth, Kenley Jansen, and the suspended Trevor Bauer bulk up the most important wage in US sport – but they sit solely second within the NL West this 12 months.
LA Dodgers are in search of consecutives World Collection wins in 2021Credit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
3. Barcelona – £195m
Messi’s exit on the finish of his mammoth contract was blamed on LaLiga salary cap rules.
And with £195m being handed out to flops akin to Philippe Coutinho and Miralem Pjanic this 12 months, even the membership legend’s departure will not be sufficient for them to keep away from a punishment within the coming months.
Barcelona nonetheless possess a mess of excessive earners regardless of Messi’s exitCredit score: Getty
2. Actual Madrid – £212m
Sergio Ramos’ transfer to PSG could have shaved off a hefty chunk of the Spanish giants’ wage invoice, however it nonetheless stands head and shoulders above most of their rivals.
Gareth Bale, on £650,000-a-week, leads the way in which forward of Eden Hazard’s £400,000-a-week on the Bernabeu.
Gareth Bale is again at Actual Madrid for the ultimate 12 months of his large contractCredit score: Getty
1. Paris Saint-Germain – £256m
PSG confidently declare they’re inside Uefa’s Financial Fair Play guidelines as they welcome Messi, Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma to their expensively-assembled workforce for the brand new marketing campaign.
Now all Les Parisiens have to do, after ending second in Ligue 1 final 12 months and shedding within the Champions League semi-finals, is win a bucket load of trophies.
Lionel Messi is Paris Saint-Germain’s latest acquisitionCredit score: AFP
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