Serie A lost many of its star players in the transfer market this summer. One of the players who left Italy was Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo decided to return to the Premier League by joining Manchester United. He returned to Old Trafford after playing three seasons at Juventus.
Ronaldo’s departure gave Juventus an income as well as eased the burden on players’ salaries. Understandably, he was previously the highest-paid player in Serie A.
Ronaldo earns a salary of 28 million pounds a year from Juventus. This made the Old Lady quite exhausted paying Ronaldo’s salary.
After Ronaldo left, who are the Serie A players with the highest salaries in the 2021/22 season? Here are the names.
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Juventus signed Adrien Rabiot in 2019. The Bianconeri got the Frenchman for free after his contract with PSG ended.
Rabiot earned a lucrative salary after joining the Old Lady. He received a salary of 187,000 pounds per week while in Turin.
Just like Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey also joined Juventus for free. The Welshman came to Turin from Arsenal in the summer of 2019.
Ramsey was not always the first choice at the Allianz Stadium. Even so, the former Cardiff City player managed to pocket 187,000 pounds per week.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently 39 years old. Even so, the Swedish striker is still needed by AC Milan.
Ibrahimovic currently receives a salary of 187,000 pounds per week. The former Barcelona player’s contract at the San Siro expires next year.
After playing for a long time in England, Alexis Sanchez decided to move to Italy. This is his third season playing for Inter Milan.
Sanchez has scored 11 goals and provided 18 assists in 70 appearances across all competitions for the Nerazzurri. The 32-year-old is contracted until 2023 and earns £187,000 per week at the Giuseppe Meazza.
Since then, the Brazilian player has become the Old Lady’s mainstay in the left fullback position.
Not only strong in defense, Alex Sandro also often helps the attack. The 30-year-old player receives a fee of 195,000 pounds per week at the Allianz Stadium.
Wojciech Szczesny receives a fee of 211,000 pounds per week at Juventus. The salary was obtained after the Polish goalkeeper signed a new contract in 2020.
Szczesny has often been criticized by Bianconeri fans. However, he still has full confidence to stand in goal for Juventus.
Leonardo Bonucci signed a new contract with Juventus in 2019. The contract keeps Bonucci at the Allianz Stadium at least until 2024.
In his new contract, Bonucci received a fee of 211,000 pounds per week. The 34-year-old has made 444 appearances for Juventus.
Paulo Dybala looks dimmed last season. The Argentine striker rarely defends Juventus because he is often injured.
After Cristiano Ronaldo left, Dybala could return to being a Juventus star. Currently the former Palermo player earns a salary of 236,000 pounds per week.
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After Romelu Lukaku left, Christian Eriksen became the highest-paid player at Inter Milan. The Danish midfielder receives a fee of 243,000 pounds per week.
Eriksen may not be able to continue his career in Serie A. There are regulations that prohibit players who use pacemakers to play in the top league competition in Italy.
Matthijs De Ligt
Matthijs De Ligt is the highest paid player in Serie A. The Dutch defender earns £250,000 per week at Juventus.
Juventus signed De Ligt until 2024. The former Ajax Amsterdam player has made 77 appearances in all competitions for the Bianconeri.