Messi receives 'large number' of crypto fan tokens as part of his PSG package

Quick Take

  • Football star Lionel Messi has received PSG fan tokens as part of his package at Paris Saint-Germain.
  • The dollar value of the tokens package isn’t known, but Paris Saint-Germain said it is “a large number” of tokens.

Football star Lionel Messi, who recently signed a two-year deal with the Paris Saint-Germain club after leaving FC Barcelona, has received crypto fan tokens as part of his new financial package.

Paris Saint-Germain announced the news on Thursday, saying that Messi "received a large number" of PSG fan tokens as part of his package and that he is the first player signing such a deal at the club.

PSG tokens are blockchain-based digital assets powered by crypto startup Socios.com. The startup generates a finite supply of PSG tokens, which give fans the right to vote on club-selected decisions.

It is not clear what percentage of Messi's package includes PSG tokens. Socios CEO Alexandre Dreyfus declined to comment to The Block when reached. Messi's total package is reportedly worth €40 million (nearly $47 million) per annum after taxes.

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