This is what happens when contract leaks show Neymar's wage at Barcelona is less than Jonjo Shelvey's

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Football’s whistleblowing site ‘Football Leaks’, which earlier this season revealed the contract details of Gareth Bale and Antonio Martial, leaked Neymar’s contract with Barcelona yesterday.

The 13-page document published by the site appears to show that the Brazilian superstar earns a comparatively modest basic wage of £77,000 per week. However, the contract has a series of lucrative bonus fees and top-up payments mentioned inside alongside an assurance that, with bonuses, the footballer is guaranteed to earn a figure of at least £39.7million over the five years of the contract. This should bring his actual earning to the levels of what expected for a player of Neymar’s stature.

However, our folks at twitter was content to pick only the £77,000-a-week revelation and put it against Jonjo Shelvey’s weekly wage. The Newcastle midfielder currently pockets £80,000 a week, and according to multiple reports, the Magpies didn’t negotiate a pay cut for the midfielder should they get relegated to the Championship.

Suddenly, there is a Championship-bound player earning more than a Balon D’Or nominee, and the twitter went nuts. Here are some of the best tweets.

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