Cristiano Ronaldo has been placed ahead of Lionel Messi in the list of the highest paid footballers, after the transfer of the Argentine to PSG from Barcelona reduced his profits.
Ronaldo and Messi are so connected that it was inevitable that the Portuguese striker would end up returning to Manchester United just a few weeks after the Argentine star left Barça.
In the early days of their moves, things are certainly going better for Ronaldo, who has scored four goals in just three games, while Messi has yet to find the goal in three games.
Another blow to the six-time Golden Ball winner has come to his wallet.
According to Forbes’ latest list of the highest paid footballers, the 34-year-old has lagged behind his rival, Ronaldo, following his move from La Liga to Ligue 1.
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From Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s most popular athlete, down to Eden Hazard, Belgium’s talisman, these are the world’s highest-paid soccer players in 2021.
— Forbes (@Forbes) September 21, 2021