It’s understood that Lavezzi rakes in a earth-shattering £798,000 a week playing for Chinese side Hebei China Fortune, meaning he surpasses the salaries of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Lavezzi was one of the first high-profile players to make the move to the Chinese Super League, leaving Ligue 1 giants PSG at the start of 2016.
And while the 32-year-old has won four Ligue 1 titles, the Coppa Italia with Napoli and a Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics, a look at his recent form will definitely leave you scratching your head.
Lavezzi has made just 15 appearances in China, scoring two goals and contributing nine assists – not exactly the sort of stats the scream a £798,000-per-week player.
Twitter can’t quite believe it either:
Highest-paid player in the world is Ezequiel Lavezzi at Hebei China Fortune on £798,000 a week – Football Leaks
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 12, 2017
@SkyKaveh Unbelievable wages for an average player ?
— Jas Ubhi (@jas_ubhi) May 12, 2017
— NUFC 4 LIFE (@Aggaz82) May 12, 2017
— Tony Fitzgerald (@TonyBeamerboy) May 12, 2017
— luke (@07_FRANKLIN_07) May 12, 2017
I might have worked out the maths wrong here, but basing off this he's earned £51,072,000 since joining, £3,192,000 per match he's played
— GCIIMessi (@GCIIMessi) May 12, 2017
— Anderson (@k1ando2) May 12, 2017
@Sporf It's depressing the fact that in 6 seconds he makes more than the hourly minimum wage
— Ryan Rock (@ryan_rock4) May 12, 2017
@ODDSbible 2 goals in 16 Games and he's getting that? WTF
— Stokes ? (@MattStokes98) May 12, 2017
@Sporf for a party boy who never scores
— Alex S.V. (@alexsaintger) May 12, 2017
Not sure who Lavezzi's agent is but that guy needs a raise https://t.co/anlFvbJPlx
— Ship Capone (@Thats_So_Rahman) May 12, 2017
— odai rebhi (@OddRebhi) May 12, 2017
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) May 12, 2017
Ezequiel Lavezzi is on £798,000 a week to do shit like this looool pic.twitter.com/9c9u7txsuI
— J ? (@Kantebiotics) May 12, 2017
You have to wonder if Hebei believe they are getting their moneys worth with this deal?