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Leonardo Bonucci has joined Gonzalo Higuain as Serie A’s highest-paid players, according to figures published by La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday.

Bonucci moved to AC Milan from Juventus in the summer window, which saw him move on a par with his former teammate, earning €7.5 million a year after taxes — more than anybody else in in Italian football.

His salary is €500,000 a year more than Paulo Dybala, who had became the league’s second highest-paid player when he signed a new contract in April, while Milan’s 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma penned a lucrative first professional contract with the Rossoneri — worth €6m net per annum — in the summer.

Juventus remain the club who pay the most overall with a net wage bill of €164m, ahead of Milan’s €117m and Roma’s €91m.

Gonzalo Higuain scored 24 Serie A goals last season.

Other top earners include Mauro Icardi at Inter (€4.5m), Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne (€3.6m) and Edin Dzeko at Roma (€4.5m).

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri is the best-paid coach, earning €7m, which is £3m more than Inter’s Luciano Spalletti, with AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella third on €3m and Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco on €1.5m, the same amount earned by Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Counting both the players’ and the coaches’ salaries, €1.01 billion gross will reportedly be spent by Serie A clubs this season, although that is still below the €1.1bn of 2011-12, which remains a record year for Italian football. 

The figures still pale compared to the record deal agreed by Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, which reportedly will pay him €30m a year after taxes.

Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.



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