Lionel Messi looks delighted after receiving jersey from NBA star Stephen Curry

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There's not much in this world that Lionel Messi can't afford.

The Barcelona star earns around £300,000 (or $450,000) a week. That's around $23.4million a year in basic salary alone, not taking into account his goal and appearance bonuses, bonuses for winning trophies, his image rights, and commercial rights.

However, there are things that money can't buy that bring such joy. This was proven today by Messi's obvious delight to receiving a signed jersey from Stephen Curry.


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The Argentina international posted a picture to his Instagram page of himself showing off the jersey that Curry sent to him marking Messi reaching 30 million followers on Insta.

"Thanks so much to the great Stephen Curry for sending me a signed jersey to congratulate me for reaching 30 million followers on Instagram," Messi wrote. "As soon as you get 10M I'll send you mine!"

Here's the picture that went along with the post...

Curry - the Golden State Warriors point guard - also posted a video on his own Instagram account with a message for Messi - inviting the soccer star to a Warriors game at Oracle Arena.

Curry and Messi are both in the running to pick up the Sports Illustrated 2015 Sportsperson of the Year award. The two stars are going up against the likes of Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis among others for the gong.

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