OREANDA-NEWS. The income of the Spanish football club «Barcelona» from the striker of the team Lionel Messi from 2017 to 2020 amounted to 619 million 265 thousand euros. According to the Spanish edition «Sport.es», this is 30% of the club's total revenue.

At the same time, the club's expenses related to Messi for the specified period amounted to 383 million 655 thousand euros. Thus, the positive balance amounted to 235 million 610 thousand euros.

Earlier, the Spanish newspaper «El Mundo» published the data of the contract of the Argentine football player, which he signed with the «Barcelona» in 2017. According to the source of the newspaper, the agreement of the football player has a clause «to integrate into Catalan society and culture». A special place is given to the Catalan language. However, Messi has never used that language since signing for «Barcelona».

According to the published data, a total of four-year contract assumes, that Messi will receive 555 million euros. On February 1, the local media reported, that the club owed the player 63.5 million euros for the 2020/21 season.

The 33-year-old Messi has been playing at «Barcelona» since 2004. As a member of the Catalan club, he won 34 tournaments, became a six-time winner of the «Golden Ball».