Posts Tagged ‘Income Tax’

Lionel Messi is Worth €254m… Spanish Tax Laws Say So

Friday, February 6th, 2009

This story’s almost two weeks old, but the first time I read it I thought “Great, another journalist/football expert/crazy fan is trying to put a ‘I-wouldn’t-sell-him-not-even-for-$$$$$$$$$$$$$$’ tag on Lionel Messi”. After the whole Kaká-to-Man-City BS, it’s understandable why the good folks at Barcelona would snub a €120m+ offer (that’s how much the Brazilian midfielder was worth, according to the EPL emirs) and claim their Messi-ah is worth a helluva a lot more.

Only, it turns it that there are elaborate economic & financial calculations behind the latest “Messi is worth €254 million” claims.