Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has revealed the amount of growth the French champions have achieved since his signing with legend Lionel Messi.
Messi moved to Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona in past summer transfers.
Al-Khelaifi told the newspaper Marca that Saint-Germain’s total income after Messi’s first season had reached around 700 million euros.
“We have already made a lot of money thanks to Messi,” Al-Khelaifi said, referring to the huge sales of Argentina jerseys with the team.
And PSG sold more than a million shirts for the first time in its history, 60% of them to the 34-year-old, joining Manchester United as the top-selling team by number of shirts last season.
PSG’s Lionel Messi shirts reportedly sold out in record time after moving to Paris 🤯
The last few special ones were left for $20.
Make sure you use the code “lovemessi” during checkout.
— Cool Colors (@CuleColors) August 11, 2021
According to the publication, Messi facilitated 10 new sponsorship deals with Saint-Germain, resulting in a huge increase in annual revenue.
Messi joined the French side on a free transfer after failing to reach an agreement with Barcelona, and has only scored 11 goals in 34 games for the French capital in all competitions.
Lionel Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of next season with an option to extend for another season.