Basketball Legend Michael Jordan Set to Earn a Fortune Thanks to Lionel Messi Joining PSG

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi joined PSG on a free transfer in the summer of 2021
Lionel Messi joined PSG on a free transfer in the summer of 2021 / Getty Images/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain completed arguably the biggest transfer in football history when they signed record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner, Lionel Messi for free on a two-year deal, with the option of extending it by another year.

Messi's arrival has caused waves in Paris, with PSG already recouping the money they are paying him in terms of salary with latest figures showing that the club have so far sold a million jerseys bearing the name of the superstar.

It is not only the Ligue 1 giants who will benefit from Messi's Number 30 shirt sales, with it being reported that National Basketball Association (NBA) legend, Michael Jordan too set to earn a fortune, courtesy of the Argentina icon.

Jordan who owns the Jordan Brand company, which in turn owns the Air Jordan sports brand. The firm has an agreement with Nike and PSG to produce sportswear, which includes PSG jerseys for each season.

The collaboration which started in in the 2018/2019 season is set to run until mid-2022, and as per the terms of the agreement, the basketball legend is entitled to 5% of the income from the sale of team shirts. Therefore, if all goes well, the basketball star could earn about $47.5million thanks to the Argentina star.

However, it should be noted that the above calculations are only projections as Messi is yet to make his debut for the club and that the numbers could change during the season, depending on various factors.