In L’Equipe’s annual salary report The French news outlet revealed who the 10 best-paid footballers in Europe are going by monthly wage before tax.
Of these 10, five play in Spain, a pair play in France and England respectively while just the one player features in Italy.
The amount of money Messi receives on a monthly basis is extraordinary. After signing a new contract with Barcelona Messi beat his long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo by earning €8.3 m.
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is second and earns €4.7m a month before taxes.