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Lionel Messi being paid in cryptocurrency with £25m PSG signing-on bonus ‘significantly’ made up of tokens

LIONEL MESSI has being paid in CRYPTOCURRENCY for a ‘significant part’ of his £25million signing-on fee to join Paris Saint-Germain.

The 34-year-old Argentine put pen to paper on a two year contract with the French giants, believed to be earning £1m A WEEK.

He was also handed a huge signing on package following his free tansfer move from Barcelona.

Lionel Messi beamed at supporters as he revealed he can’t wait to get startedCredit: AFP

PSG said in a statement the tokens included in his ‘welcome package’, or signing on fee, had been provided by Socios.com who are the club’s fan token provider.

The club did not state what percentage of the deal comprised the tokens but said he had received a ‘large number’.

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