The ridiculous salary Ezequiel Lavezzi earned playing in the Chinese Super League has tripled that earned by Daniel Craig for appearing in James Bond films, according to estimates.
The Argentina striker moved to Hebei China Fortune in 2016 to see his career after a four-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain, where he earned a staggering salary worth Â£ 798,000 a week.
The former Napoli forward announced his retirement in 2019 at the age of 34, after making 75 outings and scoring 35 goals in China.
And his time in Asia saw him earn more than actor Craig for his time at the helm of one of the biggest movie franchises as 007.
Tthe mirror brought back in 2012, that the actor also grossed Â£ 1.9million, Â£ 4.4million and Â£ 10.7million for Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall (2012 ) respectively – while according to CelebAnswers, the 53-year-old earned around Â£ 18million each for Specter and No Time To Die, including his last appearance as Bond.
This brings in a collective of Â£ 53million that Craig earned playing the character of Ian Fleming. However, since his time in China, Lavezzi has earned three times as much for a whopping Â£ 165million.
That comes down to Â£ 2.2million per game, or Â£ 4.7million for every goal he has scored in China, according to reports.
Will we see our first player at Â£ 1million a week soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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In an interview with Candis magazine, Craig spoke of his reluctance to hand over his inheritance to loved ones after his death.
âIsn’t there an old adage that if you die rich you have failed?
“I think Andrew Carnegie donated what in today’s money would be around $ 11 billion which shows how rich he was because I bet he kept one too. part.”
Craig added, âI don’t want to leave big sums to the next generation. I think the legacy is quite unpleasant. My philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before you go.