31/1/2021–|Last updated: 1/31/202103:54 PM (Makkah)
The leaks published by the Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, today, Sunday, about the details of the last decade of the Argentine star Lionel Messi with Barcelona, caused widespread controversy in Spain, and prompted some newspapers to search for the perfect squad of players who could have contracted them instead Who spent more than 555 million euros on Messi.
The leaks showed that the contract that Messi signed with former Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, guarantees the Argentine star obtaining more than 555 million euros between 2017 and 2021.
Some newspapers relied on the announced value of some deals or the marketing value of the players to choose an ideal squad for the same amount that Messi got.
💰💰💰 Assemble an eleven with Messi’s 555 million https://t.co/r5e0awRa85
– BRAND (@marca) January 31, 2021
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson (40 million euros), Joao Cancelo from Manchester City (40 million euros), Bonucci from Juventus (35 million euros) and Ashraf Hakimi from Inter Milan (40 million euros) were included in the goalkeeper.
In the middle of the field is Rodri from Manchester City (63 million euros), Van de Beek from Manchester United (39 million euros), Havertz from Chelsea (80 million euros), and Borno Fernandes from Manchester United (55 million euros).
The triple attack included Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid (120 million euros), Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund (20 million euros), and Ferran Torres from Manchester City (22 million euros).
Despite the strength of this squad, Messi’s capabilities and decisive role with Barcelona are sufficient to tilt the scales in his favor, whatever the cost of his contract with the Catalan club.
According to estimates published by Spanish newspapers, although Messi earned more than half a billion euros in 4 years, he contributes to Barcelona’s revenue of about 300 million euros annually.