Man Utd payroll set to rise by £ 65million this year due to transfers from Cristiano Ronaldo, Sancho and Varane
MANCHESTER UNITED’s payroll is said to rise to a record £ 65million this season due to the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils will pay £ 387million, roughly the same amount as the Barcelona skint disbursed in 2020.
Ronaldo arrived from Juventus in a spectacular £ 12.8million move this summer.
It doesn’t seem like much to one of the greatest players of all time, but the real money goes towards the Portuguese star’s salary.
The 36-year-old earns £ 480,000 a week at Old Trafford, making him the club’s biggest salary.
David De Gea is second on the list with a weekly salary of £ 375,000.
United have paid Borussia Dortmund £ 73million for Sancho and are paying the England winger an additional £ 350,000 a week.
While Raphael Varane’s £ 42million from Real Madrid complements the big summer spending at Old Trafford.
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The French raise £ 340,000 per week, or £ 17.7m per year.
Before this summer, Paul Pogba was behind De Gea with £ 290,000 a week.
Anthony Martial – whose body language has been called HORRIBLE – is sixth on the payroll with £ 250,000 a week.
Edinson Cavani is on the same footing before Marcus Rashford (£ 200,000), Harry Maguire (£ 190,000) and Bruno Fernandes (£ 180,000) complete the top 10.
Last month it emerged that United will still pay Ronaldo until he is 41.
That’s because United spread the payment to Juventus over five years.
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Juventus spent £ 88million on Ronaldo when he arrived three years ago, and he has scored 101 goals in 134 games for the Turin side.
He is already proving profitable at United, who let him go to Real Madrid for £ 80million in 2009.
Ronnie has scored four goals in three games since returning.
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