REVEALED: The Stark Difference In The Wages Of Cristiano Ronaldo And Other Serie A Stars

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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.

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.

Ronaldo is likely to make his debut in Juventus’ opening Serie A game against Chievo, while Real will face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup before the La Liga title race begins.