The Brazilian Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, the French star of Paris Saint-Germain, earns four million euros a month, while the average monthly gross salary of his Qatari-owned team is 990,000 euros, according to the French sports newspaper, L’Equipe, revealed in its Tuesday edition.
It was not surprising that Saint-Germain, who is at the top of the French League, but was knocked out of the Champions League final by Real Madrid, was the most generous club with its players and staff among the French League clubs.
And in the salary arrangement for French Ligue 1 players published by L’Equipe, the first 14 places were for Saint-Germain, which is funded by Qatar Sports Investments, which has owned the Paris club since 2011.
Neymar, who comes to Saint-Germain in 2017, with the largest deal in history (222 million euros), leads this ranking with his total monthly salary (before taxes) of 4,083,000 euros, ahead of Argentine star Lionel Messi, who arrived last summer from Barcelona, (3375,000 euros), Kylian Mbappe (2.2 million euros), who will reach the end of his contract next summer.
We must go down to the fifteenth place to find the first player not to wear the capital’s club shirt, Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder (650 thousand euros).
According to “L’Equipe”, the highest paid player in Europe outside France is Cristiano Ronaldo, who with his old new club Manchester United earns 2.6 million euros a month before taxes.
The average salary in Saint-Germain is 990,000 euros per month, while the average salary of all French League clubs is 100,000 euros (67,000 without Saint-Germain).
Marseille comes after Saint-Germain on the list of clubs that spend the most on salaries (average total salary of 226,000 euros per month), then Monaco (185 thousand euros), Nice (130 thousand euros) and Lyon (120 thousand euros), while Clermont occupies last place among The twenty clubs (20 thousand euros).
According to “L’Equipe”, the salaries of the French League clubs this season amounted to 1.73 billion euros, compared to 1.38 billion euros in the 2018-2019 season, while the total income of “Ligue 1” decreased by 29% since March 2020 due to the repercussions of the outbreak of the Corona virus in particular and the collapse of the contract. With the broadcaster of the league matches “Mediapro”.
Source : AFP