After a new report revealed that FC Barcelona remains the team with the highest salary limit in LaLiga, here are the top-earning stars in Spain. Check out where the likes of Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann rank!
The Blaugrana reportedly have a salary limit of €671.42 million (R10.09 billion), which is an increase of €38.52 million (R623 million) compared to last year, according to AS.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, follows in a close second with a salary limit of €641 million (R10.4 billion), a massive increase of €74.55 million (R1.2 billion).
The gap between the two Spanish giants and the rest of the league is highlighted by the fact that Atletico Madrid follows in the third spot with a salary limit of €322.92 million (R5.22 billion), which is less than half of Barcelona’s.
The salary limit is the maximum amount that a club can invest in salaries for players, technical team and the rest of the staff, as well as academy players. It includes gross salaries plus bonus payments, acquisition costs (including agent fees) and amortisation expenditures.
After both Barca and Real spent big during the most recent transfer window, it will not surprise many that there are a few new faces among LaLiga’s top earners.
Lionel Messi has remained at the top of the bill, pocketing an annual gross salary of €70.76 million (R1.1 billion), according to capology.com. The amount is believed to be the Argentine’s salary before taxes (around 52% in Spain), excluding performance-based bonuses and sponsorship income.
The Blaugrana’s Frenkie de Jong and Los Blancos’ Luka Jovic, who are both understood to earn €20.83 million (R337 million) a year, are the other two new signings from the recent transfer window among LaLiga’s highest-paid players – you can see the complete top 12, including the likes of Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Luis Suarez, in the gallery above!
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The beauty queen, who landed in the Big Apple just ahead of Fashion Week, has walked the runway at a Laduma Ngxokolo showcase, and spent some time at the South African consulate. She seems to be having a blast.
Zozibini also had the chance to meet fellow Miss Universe contender Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst. read more
Source – SoccerLaduma