Messi’s impact on club finances


The Spanish agency EFE made revelations about the economic consequences of the arrival of Argentine striker Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.

If Lionel Messi’s sporting record with Paris Saint-Germain remains mixed, the impact of the presence of the Argentine striker on the finances of the capital club is beyond doubt. This is what emerges from the study carried out by the Spanish agency EFE and relayed by the Catalan daily Sport. The recruitment of the 34-year-old star has given a boost to the coffers of the 2022 French champion, starting with sponsorship income which should increase by 13% and reach between 300 and 310 million euros at the end of the season. 2021-2022.

The arrival of the former FC Barcelona player, landed free last summer after the non-extension of his lease on the Camp Nou side, also allowed Paris Saint-Germain to pass the symbolic bar of one million shirts sold, including 60% of tunics flocked with number 30 of the “Pulga”. Thanks to Lionel Messi, revenue on matchdays stands at 132 million euros. Finally, the native of Rosario helped Paris Saint-Germain to attract a dozen new sponsors.

Author of a double last Saturday on the occasion of the big victory on the lawn of Montpellier (4-0, 37th day of Ligue 1), Lionel Messi played 33 games in all competitions with the Parisian jersey, for 11 goals. In Ligue 1, the Argentinian international scored 6 goals and delivered 13 assists in 25 games, an accounting record far from infamous but obviously not up to his usual standards during his boom years with the Blaugrana. But Paris Saint-Germain has not lost everything in the exchange with the one who is under contract until June 2023, plus an additional year as an option.

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