We now live in an era where buying and owning a football club is every bit a man’s favourite toy as, say, a yacht. With more and more foreign investors buying up shares in the biggest clubs across Europe, it’s no wonder that the price of players – and their wages – have increased fourfold since the turn of the century.
With this in mind, ESPN decided to research and compile a list of the World’s top paying sports teams and here are the top 20 football clubs on that list. These are the clubs who will splash out extortionate amounts to secure the services of the game’s next ‘big thing.’ Be sure to look out for a few surprise inclusions….
20. Atletico Madrid – La Liga: Total annual wage bill = $64,388,286