Lionel Messi will be paid handsomely in 2024.

The Argentine made waves when he announced that he’d be signing for Inter Miami on June 8th. He subsequently signed with the team on July 15th, thrusting the organization into the upper echelon of world football.

Messi also led Miami to its first trophy in club history, winning the Leagues Cup title against Nashville SC in late August.

Though the Herons failed to make the playoffs due to fatigue and injuries, 2024 is looking like a year when the men in pink will fix their mistakes.

Messi’s wages in 2024

Inter Miami CF Celebrate Ballon d'Or Winner Lionel Messi
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Speaking to the home crowd before the team’s 2-0 loss to NYCFC on November 10th, Messi stated how he wants next season to be better than 2023.

“We’ve been here a short time but we already achieved something very important, which was the first title for this club, for our club,” Messi said.

“Like I said in the beginning, I had no doubts we were going to have fun, we were going to enjoy. And today I have no doubts, just like in the beginning, that next year will be much better. We’re going to keep on having fun, keep on winning titles.”

The 36-year-old will head into his second season with the Herons with high expectations and anticipation.

He’ll have a supporting cast of Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, and Luis Suarez to help him on his quest to bring an MLS Cup to Fort Lauderdale.

SOCCER: AUG 19 Leagues Cup Final - Nashville SC vs Inter Miami CF
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Due to his immense impact, presence on the field, and legacy, it’s only natural for Messi to be the highest-paid player in the league.

According to the MLS PA Salary Guide, the World Cup winner is set to earn a guaranteed wage of $20.4 million in 2024.

The next player that would be closest to the forward in salary is Toronto FC’s Lorenzo Insigne at $15.4 million.

Over his next two years with Miami, expect Messi’s total earnings to surpass the wages he’s on.

Ultimately, what matters for Inter Miami on the pitch isn’t money, but whether the Herons can compete for more trophies.