Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo continues his dominance at the top of Serie A's highest earners as he pockets three times more than any other star in the league.
The Portuguese forward, 34, completed his stunning £99.2m move to the Italian champions last summer and has made an instant impact in Italy's top-tier domestic league.
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo earns a whopping £28m ($34m/€31m) per year at the Old Lady.
And that puts the five-time Ballon d'Or winner miles ahead of the second and third highest earners in the league.
Gazzetta dello Sport's figures claim that Matthijs de Ligt, who was Juventus' marquee summer signing from Ajax, is the second best-paid player in Serie A with his £7.2m ($8.8m/€8m) wages and earns an extra €4m in bonuses.
Romelu Lukaku, who completed his move from Manchester United to Inter Milan in the summer, is behind Ronaldo and De Ligt with his £6.7m ($8.3m/€7.5m) salary alongside his additional €1.5m in bonus payments.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain was ranked in second place behind Ronaldo in 2018, but he has now fallen to fourth place.
And Paulo Dybala, who was linked with United and Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, is in fifth place on a yearly salary of £6.5m ($8.1m/€7.3m).
Posted below are the highest-paid players in Serie A.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): €31m
- Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus): €8m (+€4m in bonuses)
- Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan): €7.5m (+€1.5m in bonuses)
- Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus): €7.5m
- Paulo Dybala (Juventus): €7.3m
- Adrien Rabiot (Juventus): €7m (+€2m in bonuses)
- Aaron Ramsey (Juventus): €7m
- Miralem Pjanic (Juventus): €6.5m
- Douglas Costa (Juventus): €6m
- Mario Mandzukic (Juventus): €6m
- Sami Khedira (Juventus): €6m
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan): €6m
- Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli): €6m
Ronaldo, who took home the Serie A Most Valuable Player award last season, opened his goalscoring account in the new campaign in Juventus' 4-3 victory over Napoli last month.
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