Saturday, February 06, 2021


Por um contrato, até agora secreto, de 672 milhões de dólares, assinado em Novembro de 2017 com o Barcelona, Lionel Messi tornou-se no atleta mais bem pago do mundo.

É o preço dos novos deuses em escalada crescente que parece imparável; a espécie humana paga tributos aos deuses desde o momento em que abriu a boca de espanto  perante o transcendente;

É transcendente o espectáculo produzido por estes outros deuses? Grande parte da humanidade considerará que sim, e, por esse motivo, paga-lhe o tributo que os deuses exigem.


(CNN)Barcelona says it "categorically denies" responsibility for the publication of Lionel Messi's $672 million contract, which was reported by Spanish newspaper El Mundo. 

The contract would make Messi the highest paid athlete in sports history.

The club also said it will take legal action against the newspaper "for any damage that may be caused as a result of this publication."
According to the report, Messi's contract, which was signed in November 2017 and runs until June 30 this year, could have seen the star forward earn $167 million a season including bonuses. The written agreement also reportedly includes an image rights contract.
El Mundo also reports that Messi received a "renewal fee" of $139 million for accepting the contract and a $94 million loyalty bonus.
"FC Barcelona categorically denies any responsibility for the publication of this document and will take appropriate legal action against the newspaper El Mundo, for any damage that may be caused as a result of this publication.
"FC Barcelona expresses its absolute support for Lionel Messi, especially in the face of any attempt to discredit his image, and to damage his relationship with the entity where he has worked to become the best player in the world and in football history."
CNN has contacted El Mundo in relation to Barcelona's statement but is yet to receive a response.

In its publishing of the story, El Mundo said the analysis of the document was a laborious process carried out in recent days.
"The world exclusive that El Mundo has published this Sunday is the result of many months of work, accelerated in recent days, when finally the most sought-after document reached the newsroom," reads an excerpt.
Messi has yet to publicly respond to El Mundo's story and didn't immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.
Meanwhile, Messi scored his 650th goal for Barcelona on Sunday in a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao.
His first-half free-kick and Antoine Griezmann's second-half winner saw Barcelona, now unbeaten in La Liga since December 5, move second in La Liga ahead of rival Real Madrid.
There has been much uncertainty about Messi's future at Barcelona after he admitted last year that he had wanted to leave the club.
He has also taken aim at the club's hierarchy, notably after former teammate Luis Suarez signed for Atletico Madrid in September.

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