Lionel Messi, soccer's four-time world player of the year, signed a revised contract with Barcelona on Monday that will make him the sport's best-paid player.
The new deal will reportedly pay him a base salary of $27.4 million a season. Spanish media reports say Messi will also get nearly $7 million a year on bonuses. In addition, the 26-year-old Argentine will regain control of his image rights, which could bring in millions more.
Based on wages and endorsement, Forbes estimated Messi was among the 10 best-paid athletes in the world last year.
Before Messi signed his new contract, Portugal's