The Insane Amount of Money PSG Have Already Earned on Lionel Messi Jerseys Revealed

Published 08/13/2021, 11:14 AM EDT


Lionel Messi has rocked the footballing world in the last 2-3 days. After failing to agree to a contract with FC Barcelona, the Argentine maestro shocked the world when he joined Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

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With PSG, Messi is now set to feature alongside superstar and former teammate Neymar Jr. and another fabulous number 9 in Kylian Mbappe. With the 6-time Ballon D’or winner’s signature secured, PSG now have brought in a total of whopping 5 players and look like a team on a mission.

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Lionel Messi jersey sales result in insane income for PSG

PSG surely pulled off one of the biggest moves of the year by signing Messi. However, the Argentine maestro did demand an incredible amount of salary to join the Parisians. Set to earn a whooping $3.41 million per month, the former Barca winger surely is the biggest name in the wage budget.

But the French side are already getting the return on their investment. According to latest reports, PSG sold a mind-boggling 832,000 Messi jerseys in the first 24 hours of his arrival in Paris. This resulted in $105 million in revenue and an insane $10.5 million of profits for the club.

This is certainly a mind-boggling amount of money in jersey sales and speaks volumes of the stature of the player. The only other player who had a similar impact with a transfer was Cristiano Ronaldo joining Italian giants Juventus back in 2018.

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Messi certainly headlines perhaps one of the best transfer windows in recent history by the Parisians. Spending only €70 million, PSG have brought in five world class starters to their lineup.

Be it the signing of Euro 2020s player of the tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma or Sergio Ramos and Achraf Hakimi in defense or the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum, the French giants are truly putting up a formidable side.

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With a star-studded group, PSG are one of the favorites to win the UEFA Champions League this season. The club certainly have come close in the last decade but have always missed a piece or two to win-it all.

But with one of the GOATs in the team, the French giants should close the deal this time. With such a talented group of players available with him this season, the pressure now is on manager Mauricio Pochettino. Is this the season PSG finally excel in the coveted European stage?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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