All top European Leagues returned last weekend after two weeks break to pave way for the International break. The League tables have not changed after another round of matches in all five leagues. PSG continues to lead in France, Man City in England, Juventus in Italy and Dortmund in Germany. Today, we want to look at ten clubs paying highest salaries per year in Europe.
5. Bayern Munich- $8.36 Million per year
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— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 26, 2018
Bundesliga defending champions Bayern Munich pays the fifth highest wages per year in football. The five-times UEFA Champions League winners have an annual salary bill of $8.36 million. This is not so bad especially given the fact that they have lifted the last five consecutive domestic titles.
4. Man United- $8.60 Million per year
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 26, 2018
Manchester United is the odd one out in the top five if you compare their current success versus the kind of salaries they are paying. The club last lifted a trophy in 2016/17 season which was UEFA Europa League. They are currently struggling to register any positive results in the Premier League. This is not a positive trend especially given the fact that the club still has to pay $8.60 million to keep the stars happy.
3. Juventus- $8.85 Million per year
🗣 @OfficialAllegri & Cancelo: "We want to qualify"
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018
Juventus wage bill was pretty normal until the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in July. The Los Blancos were not ready to pay him high wages anymore but the Old Lady was willing. The five times World Player of the year is not cheap but he delivers not only goals but popularity. He has netted 9 goals in 13 Serie A matches so far this season. In general, the club pays $8.85 million in wages annually.