Messi will be worlds best paid – Barca president

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that Lionel Messi will become the world’s highest paid footballer once negotiations over his new contract are finalised.

The four-time World Player of the Year has a contract with the Catalan giants until 2018, but Bartomeu said talks were on-going with the player’s father and principal agent Jorge Horacio Messi over a deal that would surpass the five-year contract Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Real Madrid in September last year.

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