Cristiano Ronaldo is set to earn €30 million a season, which is more than 3 times the second highest-earning player in the Serie A.
The Portuguese star made the headlines this summer, when he decided to leave Real Madrid to accept a new challenge in Italy with Juventus.
The former Manchester United forward had been in a tussle with Florentino Perez over wages, but the latter wouldn’t give in to his demands.
Serie A champions Juventus swopped in immediately thereafter, and agreed to pay a staggering €100 million for the player.
Top10 SerieA wages
1. Cristiano Ronaldo 30m€
2. Higuain 8.5m€
3. Dybala 7
4. Donnarumma 6
5. Douglas Costa 6
6. Bonucci 5.5
7. Icardi 5
8. Pjanic 4.5
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 1, 2018
Ronaldo decided to sign a four-year contract with the Bianconeri, which will see him €30 million a season, making him the highest paid player in Italy. And as per reporter Tancredi Palmeri, Gonzalo Higuain, the second highest paid footballers, earns a mere €8.5m a season at his new club, AC Milan.
Ronaldo’s teammate, Paulo Dybala, comes in third on the list with just €7 million adding to his kitty at the end of this season.
Juventus’ prodigal son, Leonardo Bonucci, is the only defender on the list, and comes in the 6th position, earning €5.5 million a season. This is strange, considering Chiellini is much experienced, and arrived in Turin 5 years earlier.
It will be interesting to see if Ronaldo can help Juventus win the Champions League this season. The Old Lady outfit suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the reigning European champions Real Madrid this week, albeit without the Portuguese.