Cristiano Ronaldo and Other Manchester United Signings to Earn More Than Entire Clubs

Published 08/31/2021, 9:22 PM EDT


Manchester United had an incredible transfer window to say the least. Bringing in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, United looked pretty much done and dusted. But out of nowhere, the Red Devils swooped in for the return of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

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With a much-needed boost to their attack and a world class defender in Raphael Varane to partner alongside Harry Maguire, United now have a much better squad and are looking as strong candidates to win the Premier League this season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Varane and Sancho combined wage bill higher than 13 PL clubs

Manchester United are truly one of the most lucrative clubs in the world. The prospect of playing in front of the Old Trafford is intriguing to say the least. Given the quality standards the club has set, fans certainly hope for top signings. This season, the ‘Red Devils’ certainly have delivered on their promise.

With the arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo for a combined fee of €142 million is great business on the clubs part. While the reduced transfer fee is promising, these players certainly demand astronomical wages. Despite taking a pay cut, Ronaldo is now set to earn €26,520,000 in a weekly wage of about €510,000.

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22-year-old Jadon Sancho is also set to earn a whooping €18,200,000 per year, a figure only topped by Ronaldo and goalie David de Gea. Varane meanwhile is set to earn €17,680,000. As a whole the trio will cost United a €62,400,000 in wages.

This is certainly an enormous amount of money. Apart from the traditional top six and Everton, the trio surpasses each of the remaining 13 clubs. This certainly speaks volumes about the massive wage bill of the Red Devils.

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With these three signings, United will have an estimated wage bill of €228,986,200 easily the most in the Premier League, and about €76,264,200 higher than that of the second placed Chelsea. A rising wage bill should be a massive cause of concern for United.

While they have made some smart signings, they haven’t been able to sell so efficiently. With out of rotation players earning more than €100,000, Manchester United need to find a solution fast. If they don’t, they might be risking a crisis soon.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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