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Michael Jordan has made a reported $7 million from Lionel Messi’s blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain

Summary List PlacementMichael Jordan has made $7 million from Lionel Messi's transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, less than a week after the move was confirmed, according to Argentinian media outlet TyC Sports. PSG's shirts are manufactured by Nike, but sold under the Air Jordan sub-brand in a unique collaboration. According to TyC, the NBA legend reportedly earns a 5% cut of shirt sales. The French club has been enjoying a massive boost in sales since Messi's arrival last week. Messi swapped Barcelona for Paris last week having spent 21 years in Spain and soon his 'Messi 30' shirt became the hottest property. An adult...

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Michael Jordan has made $7 million from Lionel Messi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, less than a week after the move was confirmed, according to Argentinian media outlet TyC Sports.

PSG’s shirts are manufactured by Nike, but sold under the Air Jordan sub-brand in a unique collaboration.

According to TyC, the NBA legend reportedly earns a 5% cut of shirt sales. The French club has been enjoying a massive boost in sales since Messi’s arrival last week.

Messi swapped Barcelona for Paris last week having spent 21 years in Spain and soon his ‘Messi 30’ shirt became the hottest property.

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr react as the Paris Saint-Germain unveils the new Jordan kit

An adult jersey with Messi’s name and number printed on the back retails for $162 and TyC Sports reports that PSG have so far made 120 million euros ($140 million) in sales of the shirt since the Argentine arrived in the French capital.

Nike did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider about shirt sales.

The $7 million is a drop in the ocean for Jordan and his partnership with Nike. Forbes reports that Jordan has made an estimated $1.3 billion in his partnership with Nike, which dates back to 1984.

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The Chicago Bulls legend’s logo first started appearing on the PSG kit in place of the Nike swoosh back in 2018 when the French club signed a four-year deal with the brand.

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