Barcelona is reportedly giving Lionel Messi a record $100 million signing bonus — and they're going to use an unusual way to pay for it

Business Insider | 10/13/2017 | Sam Belden
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Lionel Messi is already one of the richest soccer players on the planet, and he could soon add a record-breaking signing bonus to his bottom line.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, FC Barcelona is set to offer Messi a bonus of approximately $100 million to extend his tenure with the club. That sum would be on top of a reported base salary of around $650,000 per week.

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A $100 million bonus would shatter the previous record, according to the report. It shows how badly Barcelona wants to hold onto their superstar, especially in light of rumors that he may be eyeing a move to Manchester City after the new year.

But while Barcelona is one of the richest clubs in the world, they already spend 84% of their total annual revenue on player salaries, so it appears they'll have to go to special lengths to afford Messi's bonus.

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The Mail reported that the club is considering selling the naming rights to the Camp Nou, the team's home since 1957. A potential deal would involve 25 years of brand name attachment and raise well over $200 million in revenue.

The Camp Nou is set to undergo significant renovations in the next few years, and it could have a new name as soon as next season, breaking a 60-year precedent. But while...
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