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Lionel Messi v Kylian Mbappe: PSG wages, Net Worth

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They are two of the biggest names in sport: Lionel Messi, an all-time great, and Kylian Mbappe, a rapidly emerging superstar with the world at his feet.

All eyes were on the duo as they went head to head in the final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Argentina becoming champions.

For Messi, it is likely his last chance to claim World Cup glory, Mbappe, however, could win his second World Cup at the age of 27, in four years time, having scored in the 2018 final to help France to a victory over Croatia.

But, while neither of them are particularly strapped for cash, who is worth the most: Messi or Mbappe? We take a look:

Lionel Messi has been the highest-paid footballer in the world for years, having first burst onto the scene way back in 2004 and quickly becoming an all-time great, with many regarding him as the best player in history.

His sensational ability was rewarded handsomely during his time at FC Barcelona, with the Argentine star set to sign a deal worth approximately £1.1 million per week in 2021 before he was forced to leave the club he had spent his career at as the Spanish side was unable to complete the deal due to La Liga financial rules.

He then moved to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, where he is reportedly paid around £700,000 per week by the club.

However, if you thought this deal would have left the Ligue 1 side strapped for cash, you’d be wrong, as it handed out the biggest ever contract in football history to their other superstar, Kylian Mbappe, earlier this year.

Mbappe looked set to leave the club during the summer and had reportedly agreed personal terms with Real Madrid, but wound up staying in Paris and signing a massive contract which sees him reportedly earn around £1million per week in wages alone.

What is Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe’s net worth?

Kylian Mbappe’s net worth is thought to be a colossal £150m, with his earnings on and off the pitch taken into account. This figure is boosted by his sponsorship deals with brands including Nike, Panini and Dior.

However, despite his PSG teammate now being paid more than him per week, it is Messi who has the highest net worth, which is said to be a staggering £600m.

As well as his huge wage from the French champions, he also earns a significant amount through sponsors, having first signed a long-term deal with Adidas in 2006, while also representing the likes of Pepsi, Mastercard and Turkish Airlines and being the face of video games including Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA.

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