CRISTIANO RONALDO'S £28million-a-year wages at Juventus is reportedly equal to or more than the squad bill at FOUR Serie A teams.
The 35-year-old is understood to be on around £540,000-a-week in Turin after he joined from Real Madrid in 2018.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner – who has tested positive for Covid-19 – earns four times more than the next player in the division
His Juve team-mate Matthijs de Ligt, 21, is said to be on a £7.2m-a-year salary, where he pockets £138k-a-week.
Paulo Dybala is the third highest-paid player at Juventus due to his £6.6m yearly salary, followed by Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey who both earn £6.3m.
But a more incredible stat is the fact that Serie A clubs Udinese, Hellas Verona, Spezia and Crotone have the same or a lower squad bill than what Ronaldo earns yearly.
It should come as no surprise that the Old Lady boast the highest wage bill in the Italian top-flight, with their expenditure coming it at £214m.
Inter Milan boast the second highest wage bill in Italy at £135m-a-year, followed by Roma (£101m) Napoli (£95m) and AC Milan (£81m).
The Nerazzurri have the highest-paid manager in the division, with Antonio Conte raking in £10.8m-a-year, with Roma's Paulo Fonseca (£2.2m) and Atalanta's Gian Piero Gasperini (£1.9m) rounding off the top three.
Highest-paid players in Serie A
Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport
- Cristiano Ronaldo: £28million p/a
- 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 is on just £1.6m-a-year, which is less than what AC Milan's Stefano Pioli, Bologna's Sinisa Mihajlovic and Lazio's Simone Inzaghi all earn (£1.8m).
Three of Inter's players feature in the top ten highest-paid players list, with Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen both earning £6.8m-a-year – the same figure as Roma's Edin Dzeko.
Alexis Sanchez earns £6.3m-a-year at the San Siro, as too does Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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