Juventus had two goals for the 2020 summer Mercato: to rejuvenate the squad and to lower the wage structure.
Juve successfully achieved both goals, but in this article we will talk about the second one and show you the difference of the wage structure before and after the Mercato.
When the summer market opened, Juve had a wage bill of a total of €142.5M of NET salaries per year.
An important portion of it being “earned” by players who didn’t contribute much during the season: some because of their multiple injuries, others were just underperforming.
During this market, Juventus got rid of players who earned a total of €37.6M per year:
– Higuain: €7.5M
– Pjanic: €6.5M
– Costa: €6M
– Matuidi: €3.5M
– Rugani: €3.5M
– De Sciglio: €3M
– Perin: €2.3M
– Pjaca: €2M
– Romero: €2M
– Pellegrini: €1.3M
After the summer market is done, Juve now has a wage bill of a total of €124.9M per year.
The Bianconeri signed five players who will earn a total of €20M per year:
– Arthur: €5M
– Kulusevski: €2.5M
– McKennie: €2.5M
– Morata: €5M
– Chiesa: €5M
So, the club was actually able to reduce the wage bill by €17.6M, going from €142.5M before the market to €124.9M after it.
A remarkable and important achievement, considering that they got rid of “deadwood” players and replaced them with younger and better ones, in terms of quality.
Note: The salaries discussed here are NET salaries, not gross.