European football has a new galactic. That nickname that Real Madrid earned due to the presence in its squad of Zinedine Zidane, David Becham and Ronaldo -among many others- in early 2000, now belongs to Paris Saint Germain, the French club that broke with the petrodollars of its Qatari investors the market when he signed Neymar in 2017 and that he has just added Sergio Ramos.
That their salaries are good is popular knowledge but no one imagined how high they were until a portal leaked the figures. One by one, the site Salary sport revealed how much PSG footballers earn, the team that every year renews the dream of winning its first Champions League, something that was close to realizing in 2020 when it lost the final with Bayern Munich.
The list, as is a no-brainer, it is headed by Neymar, the best Brazilian footballer and one of the most important cracks of the last decades. The striker, only for salary, receives $ 61.5 million gross per year.
The salaries of PSG players according to the Salary Sport site. Capture Clarín.com
Kylian Mbappé, barely 22 years old and the most brilliant figure in French football in recent years, appears second, with less than half that of his attacking partner: US $ 28,800,000 annually.
The third place on the podium of those who charge the most, meanwhile, is fought by the Brazilian Marquinhos and the Italian Marco Verratti, with just over 18 million dollars each.
Angel Di María shone in the last matches of the National Team in Brazil. Photo REUTERS / Henry Romero
With the experience of his 33 years, Ángel Di María, so resisted in the National Team despite the fact that in recent Copa América matches he showed why he is a starter at PSG, he is the fourth on the list and the best Argentine. The Rosario appears with $ 16.8 million gross per season.
The other compatriots that make up the PSG squad are not far behind: Mauro Icardi earns $ 12 million, while Leandro Paredes, a key player in Lionel Scaloni’s team, receives $ 10,000,000.
Mauro Icardi, a few minutes at PSG so he could be transferred, is in the top 10 of those who earn the most. Photo Spada / LaPresse via AP
Both are within the top 10 along with Keylor Navas (15 million), Presnel Kimpembe (12.5) and Ander Herrera (9.9), although in that lot it would be necessary to add the recently incorporated Sergio Ramos, whose agreement amounted to 25 million dollars net for two seasons.