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Ezequiel Lavezzi Argentine forward is the highest paid player in world football

According to Football leaks, Lavezzi earns more than £100,000-a-week more than Ronaldo and almost as twice as Messi.

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Ezequiel Lavezzi play Ezequiel Lavezzi is the best plaid player in world football according to Football Leaks (Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

While many think that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo- the two best players in world football- are the highest paid in the game, Football Leaks say its Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Lavezzi signed with Hebei China Fortune in China on a two-year deal in February 2016.

Ezequiel Lavezzi play Ezequiel Lavezzi plays in China for Hebei China Fortune (VCG/VCG via Getty Images)


According to Football leaks, the striker earns more than £100,000-a-week more than Ronaldo and almost as twice as Messi.

Lionel Messi play Lionel Messi (AFP/File)


In this leaked contract, it is alleged that the 31-year-old earns a weekly salary of £493,000.

According to the document, Messi earns around £270,000-a -week - some £223,000 less than 31-year-old Lavezzi, although that is expected to change when he signs a new deal.

Cristiano Ronaldo play Cristiano Ronaldo (AFP)


Ronaldo who has just signed a new contract earns reported £365,000 per week.

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