There is no doubt that footballers wages have increased over the years and clubs are starting to spend more than ever on keeping or bringing talent to their teams.
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Nonetheless, it would seem that there have been some significant changes in regards to the wages that Serie A clubs have forked out, with some clubs looking to make cuts to their overall expenditure.
In the grid below, which is courtesy of Viola Nation, each of the 20 Serie A club’s yearly expenditure can be seen with this season (2020/21) and last season’s (2019/20) total bills being compared.
As can be seen, Juventus have managed to slash €58 million off their total costs, which will likely have been down to the departures that they were able to make. The likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic and Emre Can are no longer on the wage bill, whereas Douglas Costa’s loan move to Bayern Munich will have saved them some money this season as well.
Inter Milan are second in the listing in regards to spending the most on wages, although that might not be a surprise considering they have actually added a further €10 million to their costings this summer.
AS Roma, AC Milan, Torino, Hellas Verona and Sampdoria are the only sides who have been able to cut their costs in some form, whereas Sassuolo have managed to keep it exactly the same as the season before.
Although they have gone up, Genoa and Udinese have only spent an additional €1 million each, whereas Cagliari and Bologna have spent an extra €2 million.
Benevento have seen the biggest increase in wages this year, having seen their total amount more than double. Having spent a modest €14.2 million, they will now be spending €32 million this season.
Naturally, the pandemic may have had an impact on the amount of money spent, but there is no doubt that Serie A sides are looking to work hard and keep things a little tighter than usual.