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Does Money Make Life Messi?

Does Money Make Life Messi?

Does there cometh a time when money becomes irrelevant?

Obviously not to you and I who are expected to eke out a living in this world we live in, but for those who are paid more than handsomely for being exceptional in the sport we all love, football.

The reason for the above statement might become clearer as this article progresses, so please stick with me.

According to an article generated by the French news source, mediapart, the new contract Lionel Messi recently put pen-to-paper on, guarantees the exceptionally gifted Argentine a salary that exceeds more than €100 million a year.

An exceptional amount but an amount that takes me back to the opening gambits in this article.

Continuing on a money theme and also with Lionel Messi, another news source, Spiegel, is reporting that Messi had to cough up €12 million in back taxes, at the end of 2016, to escape further punishment over his financial affairs, a drop in the ocean when you consider his salary.

However, this referenced source the adds that the €12 million was then paid back to him by Barcelona.

Which makes me think, perhaps it`s not such a bad thing to be living on the bread-line from week-to-week, it keeps life simple on a financial basis don`t you think!

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Writer:St. George
Date:Saturday January 13 2018
Time: 10:14AM

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