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Top 10 clubs with the biggest wage bills in European football (2017/18)

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58.18K   //    09 Feb 2018, 17:37 IST

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Players are nowadays offered astronomical wages.

The game of football is evolving and becoming more money-driven. Clubs across Europe have been splashing serious cash in the transfer market as a move for any target no longer happens easily.

In order to lure their desired targets, the clubs offer some huge wages. Gone are the days when a major record-breaking deal was only expected to happen only in the summer. Philippe Coutinho's £142m move to Spain in the January transfer window an example of this

The reason being simple, "be there with cash, and you have the player."

Another headline-grabbing transfer was Alexis Sanchez signing for Manchester United. With little hesitation, United met the asking price for Alexis and fulfilled hisdemands to be the top earner in England.

Deservedly, the players earn a significant part of the huge revenues they help bring in, here, we take a look at 10 clubs with the biggest wage bills across Europe.


#10 Juventus - £150 million

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Juve has relatively tighter purse strings.

Top earner: Gonzalo Higuain (£130,000-per-week)

The Old Lady is an unusual name on the list dominated by English clubs. Juventus have a lot of talent in the squad. However, their wage structure has been something of a reason for disappointment for their players.

With the likes of Paulo Dybala being in demand across Europe, the Bianconeri would need to raise their players' wages to keep them from the ravenous wolves in England and Spain.

In the coming years, Juve could be losing some incredible players if they don't reform their wage structure.

However, their closest rivals? AC Milan is on a low £108 million.

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