Juventus new signing, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the third best-paid footballer in the world after his stunning transfer from Real Madrid.
The 33-year-old had been linked with a move to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain after his huge exit claim at the Champions League final in May. Now, Ronaldo has agreed a £500,000-a-week contract with the Serie A Club.
Daily Post claim the Portuguese moves ahead of Chile’s Alexis Sanchez who earns £26.4m a year following his move to Manchester United in January. But, Ronaldo is still behind Barcelona Star Lionel Messi(£40.5m) and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar (£31.7m).
Some Chinese Super League players such as Hulk, Oscar and Ezequiel Lavezzi made the top 10 list.
TOP 10 HIGHEST-PAID FOOTBALLERS ANNUAL SALARIES
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £40.5m
2. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) £31.7m
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) £26.6m
4. Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) £23.4m
5. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) £21.1m
6. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune) £20.3m
7. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £18.2m
8. Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) £17.6m
9. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) £15.9m
10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £15.4m