CRISTIANO RONALDO’s £ 28m annual wage at Juventus is reportedly at least equal to the squad bill for FOUR Serie A teams.
The 35-year-old is said to be earning around £ 540,000 a week in Turin after joining Real Madrid in 2018.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo earns a whopping £ 28 million a year in TurinPhoto credit: PA: Press Association
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner earns four times more than the next player in the division.
His Juve teammate Matthijs de Ligt, 21, is said to have an annual salary of £ 7.2m where he is pocketing £ 138,000 a week.
Paulo Dybala is the third highest paid player at Juventus due to his £ 6.6m salary, followed by Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey who both earn £ 6.3m.
A more incredible statistic, however, is the fact that Serie A clubs, Udinese, Hellas Verona, Spezia and Crotone have the same or a lower squad bill than Ronaldo earned annually.
It should come as no surprise that the old lady has the highest wage bill in the top Italian group at £ 214 million.
Inter Milan has the second highest payroll in Italy at £ 135m per year, followed by Roma (£ 101m), Napoli (£ 95m) and AC Milan (£ 81m).
The Nerazzurri have the highest paid manager in the division, with Antonio Conte bringing in £ 10.8m a year, with Paulo Fonseca (£ 2.2m) from Roma and Gian Piero Gasperini (£ 1.9m) from Atalanta round off the top three.
Highest paid players in Serie A.
Source: The Gazzetta dello Sport
- Cristiano Ronaldo: £ 28 million a year
- Matthijs de Ligt: £ 7.2m
- Romelu Lukaku: £ 6.8m
- Christian Eriksen: £ 6.8m
- Edin Dzeko: £ 6.8m
- Paulo Dybala: £ 6.6m
- Adrien Rabiot: £ 6.3m
- Aaron Ramsey: £ 6.3m
- Alexis Sanchez: £ 6.3m
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic: £ 6.3m
Juve boss Andrea Pirlo only has £ 1.6m a year, which is less than what Stefano Pioli from AC Milan, Sinisa Mihajlovic from Bologna and Simone Inzaghi from Lazio make (£ 1.8m).
Three of Inter’s players are on the top ten highest paid list, with Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen both making £ 6.8m a year – the same number as Roma’s Edin Dzeko.
Alexis Sanchez makes £ 6.3m a year at the San Siro, as does Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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