La Gazzetta dello Sport have published their calculated list of Serie A salaries and budgets for the 20 teams in Italy’s top flight, with Juventus unsurprisingly top of the list.
The figures have been released in the print version of the pink paper on Wednesday, and have shown up some interesting numbers for various individuals.
As noted by BBC Sport, Gonzalo Higuain joined Juve in a deal worth £75.3m this summer, and the Argentine international has been handed a sizeable contract too as he will earn €7.5m-per-season net.
In turn, he replaces Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi at the top of the list, with the Italian international on a deal that pays out €6.5m-a-year.
Further, the figures look into salary budgets, not including performance-related bonuses, with the Bianconeri again leading the way with a total of €145m, with Inter in second place at €120m.
Roma come in third at €92m, while AC Milan and Napoli complete the top five after spending €80m and €75m respectively, as reported by Gazzetta.
The paper also sheds some light on how much managers are making with Massimiliano Allegri the top-earner on €5m net per year with Roma boss Luciano Spalletti in second place at €3m.
Given the fact that they’ve won five consecutive Scudetti, it’s no surprise to see Juve’s squad strength reflected in these numbers as the club hierarchy have assembled a dominant team.
With the likes of Higuain, Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgi Chiellini, Miralem Pjanic and others set to extend that dominance this season, they will be looking to make a splash in Europe too to ensure that the investment continues to result in progress on the pitch.
As for Higuain himself, he won’t feel any more pressure as a result of the money he’s earning, as after sealing a move from Napoli in the summer following on from a season in which he scored 36 Serie A goals in 35 games, he’ll be fully focused on ending his wait for silverware.