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World's highest paid player revealed

World's highest paid player revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been toppled as the world's highest paid players in the world.

According to documents leaked by whistleblowers 'Football Leaks', the best-paid player in the world reportedly earns more than £100,000-a-week more than Cristiano Ronaldo and nearly twice that of the multiple Ballon d'Or winner

The best-paid footballer on the planet is also an Argentinian forward... Ezequiel Lavezzi - Messi's international team-mate.

World's highest paid player revealed

Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates after scoring against USA during their Copa America Centenario semifinal football match in Houston, Texas, United States, on June 21, 2016. / AFP / Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

It is reported that Lavezzi is paid nearly twice as much per week as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Early this year, Lavezzi joined Chinese club Hebei China Fortune from Paris Saint-Germain in a deal reported to be worth £400,000 a week however leaked contract details reveals that he is paid a weekly salary of £493,000.

By contrast, Messi is still yet to sign a new contract and he is believed to earn around £270,000-a -week - some £223,000 less than 31-year-old Lavezzi.

World's highest paid player revealed

Lavezzi earns more than Messi, Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic

Messi's rival, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, signed a new five-year deal last month, at a reported £365,000 per week, while his team-mate Gareth Bale has also committed his future to the La Liga leaders and his weekly wage is said to be more than £350,000 after tax.

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