The Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo earns £28million-a-year in wages at Juventus after taxes, three times more than any other player in Italy which works out at around £538,000-a-week.
According to statistics compiled by Gazzetta dello Sport, the wages of Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa – the players ranked 2nd to 5th on the list of highest earners – are still not as much combined as Ronaldo’s salary alone.
The former Real Madrid player takes home more in a single season than some clubs spend on their entire squad’s pay packets
The next highest on the list is Gonzalo Higuain, currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus, whose summer move saw his wage packet increase to €9.5m (£8.6m) a year.
Juventus’ new summer signing Matthijs de Ligt is the second highest earner in Serie A as he takes home £7.2million-a-year plus bonuses.
Third spot is another Serie A newcomer, Romelu Lukaku, who is getting £6.7million-a-year plus bonuses after joining Inter Milan from Manchester United this summer.
Paulo Dybala – linked with both Man Utd and Tottenham this summer – sits just above them in fifth, on £6.5m-a-season.
Ronaldo joined the Italian champions this summer in a €100m move from Real Madrid, and it has now been revealed that he will earn €31m (£28m) a year during his time with the Bianconeri,
TOP SIX EARNERS IN SERIE A
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £28m
2. Gonzalo Higuain currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus – £8.6m
3. Matthijs de Ligt – £7.2m
4. Romelu Lukaku – £6.7m
5. Gonzalo Higuain – £6.7m
6 Paulo Dybala – £6.5m