Cristiano Ronaldo's £540k-a-week wages causing 'discord' at Juventus as he makes almost FOUR TIMES next highest earner

JUVENTUS stars are reportedly raising eyebrows at the incredible gulf in wages between Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the squad.

With the coronavirus pandemic biting football hard, the sustainability of club finances have come into a stronger light.

Having won Serie A, Juventus' stranglehold on Italian football remains but the club is without a Champions League trophy in 24 years.

In their pursuit of the esteemed silverware, the Old Lady forked over a huge amount to sign Ronaldo with a £105million transfer fee and £540,000-a-week in wages.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Marca, that has caused discord in the dressing room.

The next highest-earner at Allianz Stadium takes home almost four times less, with Matthijs de Ligt paid £138,000-a-week.

Veteran players Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic both earn £130,000-a-week, ahead of £127,000-a-week striker Paulo Dybala.

Juve are set for a realignment of sorts this summer with Pjanic heading to Barcelona, effectively swapping him for Arthur Melo.

And the Brazilian will reportedly earn a slimmed down £60,000-a-week wage when he finally moves to Turin.

Previous signings have been handed considerably bigger deals, such as free transfer duo Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey, on £121,000-a-week each according to Italian media.

Any discontent with Ronaldo may be dissipating off the back of Juve's latest Scudetto victory, coming off the back of 31 goals in 33 games for the Portuguese superstar.

And he may even be gifted a pay rise if he can lead the Bianconeri to a stunning Champions League win in August, with the side currently 1-0 down to Lyon halfway through their last-16 tie.


Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo: £28million p/a

Matthijs de Ligt: £7.2m

Gonzalo Higuaín: £6.8m

Miralem Pjanic: £6.8m

Paulo Dybala: £6.6m

Aaron Ramsey: £6.3m

Adrien Rabiot: £6.3m

Leonardo Bonucci: £5.9m

Wojciech Szczesny: £5.9m

Douglas Costa: £5.4m

Sami Khedira: £5.4m

Alex Sandro: £4.5m

Juan Cuadrado: £4.5m

Federico Bernardeschi: £3.6m

Danilo: £3.6m

Giorgio Chiellini: £3.15m

Blaise Matuidi:£3.15m

Daniele Rugani: £2.7m

Mattia Di Sciglio: £2.7m

Rodrigo Bentancur: £2.25m

Gianluigi Buffon: £1.35m

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