How Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary compares with Serie A’s top earners

Cristiano Ronaldo & Juventus

The biggest transfer story in European football this summer has been Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Real Madrid to Juventus.

Now 33, Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Bianconeri in a 100 million euro deal this summer.

The reigning Ballon d’Or winner has agreed four-year contract with Juventus until 30 June 2022.

Ronaldo’s arrival in Turin has already triggered the departure of Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine has traded Juve for AC Milan.

And the Higuain deal had other significant ripple effects, as Leonardo Bonucci has rejoined Serie A champions Juventus from AC Milan.

At the same time, defender Mattia Caldara has left Juve to join AC Milan.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary vs Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus on enormous wages. The Portuguese superstar will earn a staggering 31 million euros a season in Turin.

AC Milan’s Higuain is the second highest earner in the Italian top flight. The 30-year-old forward earns 9 million euros a season, which is 22 million less that CR7.

Paulo Dybala earns 7 million, while Douglas Costa is on six million. That reveals the massive disparity between the top earners in Juve’s own squad.

Gigio Donnarumma is the fifth highest earner in the league. The AC Milan stopper is on 6 million a season wages.

Leonardo Bonucci reportedly took a pay cut in order to return to Juventus after just one season with Milan, and he now earns €5.5 million.

Real Madrid 3 – Juventus 1

Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-1 in America on Saturday night in a pre-season friendly.

Gareth Bale scored for the reigning Champions League holders, while Marco Asensio scored a brace for Los Blancos.

A Daniel Carvajal own goal had given Juve the first half lead.

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