Gazzetta dello Sport have released the wages of all the players in Serie A and it does not make for pleasant reading for Inter fans.
While Milan have used their Chinese investment to make the biggest jump in terms of wages paid out (€37m), Suning have slashed costs at Inter, cutting the wage bill from €120m to €82m. Juventus’s wage bill is now exactly double that of Inter’s.
Serie A Wage Bill (Team)
- Juventus – €164m per year
- Milan – €117m
- Roma – €91m
- Inter – €82m
- Napoli – €81m
- Lazio – €62m
As far as Inter’s wages go, Icardi is the highest paid at €4.5m, followed by Miranda and Perisic at €3m and Jovetic at €3.5m. Keep in mind that these figures are net, after taxes.
Inter seems to have adopted the Arsenal model of paying players, where the majority of the team gets paid a similar amount, instead of paying the best players more and the less talented players less.
As a result, Inter have more players earning between €2-3m a year (9) than Napoli (5) or Roma (6)