Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016

Since its inaugural 1929-30 season, Serie A has been operating for over 80 years. In the 1990-2000, Serie A was considered the best club football league in Europe as well as in the world. In the mid-2000 scenario changed quite a bit with lots of scandals coming up on the name of Serie A and number of its clubs. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016.

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016

10. Mohammad Salah:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
Roma’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah

We start our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016 with Chelsea loan Mohammad Salah. At €3.5m a season, the 23-year-old has been brought in to provide coach Rudi Garcia with added firepower from the wing, after disappointing campaigns from Gervinho and Juan Iturbe last season. A lot of Roma’s hopes for this season lies on Salah’s shoulders, and should he deliver the goods, the investment on him will turn out to be shrewder than ever.

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9. Ricardo Montolivo

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
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The next to come in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016 is Rossoneri captain, Ricardo Montolivo. Recent downfall in their form, he captain remains one of the highest earners at the San Siro. Though he has not yet made an appearance in Serie A this season, the former Fiorentina man will collect €3.5m. Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will be hoping he lives up to his earnings in the coming months and will lead his team’s turnover in the 2nd half of the season.

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8. Carlos Bacca:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
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New boy Carlos  Bacca carries a lot of expectations at his new club, AC Milan, having arrived from Sevilla over the summer. The Colombian is a ferocious competitor, and his early displays in the red and black of Milan have merited his wage at the club. The Rossoneri had no reservations in paying the €30m needed to land him from Sevilla, and his contract is proof the Diavolo believe he can repeat his 28 goal performance.

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7. Geofrey Kondogbia:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
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The Nerazzuri splashed the cash to land the Frenchman from Monaco, with their faith in the 22-year-old landing him as the top earner at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The 22-year-old cost €30m, and his high wages reflect his demand across Europe. One of the most sought-after defensive midfielders is expected to be the leader for his new club in what is being termed as a renaissance period at Inter.

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6. Sami Khedira:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
Sami Khedira of Juventus

While the Bianconeri may have saved money in landing the former Real Madrid midfielder on a free transfer, they showed no hesitation in handing the German international a contract worth €4m a season. On paper, Khedira strengthens the Bianconeri midfield, although his high wages must be already concerning Juve following his early spell on the sidelines. He was seen as a possible replacement for Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo.

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5. Gianluigi Buffon:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
Gianluigi Buffon

The oldest player in the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A players 2016 is Juve captain Gigi Buffon. Even at 37, this man seems to be irreplaceable between the sticks for Juventus and Italy.His recent performances show he has no intention of letting go of that position, despite competition from new arrival Neto. The 37 year old has lead to six scudetto during his 14 year reign at Turin.

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4. Paul Pogba:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
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The surprise entry in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A players 2016 is Juventus young star Paul Pogba. Termed as ‘Failure’ by his critics at Manchester United, Pogba rejuvenated his career at Juventus and became one of the best young players at Juventus. Many big clubs are eyeing for him in the transfer window to strengthen their respective midfield but Pogba is determined to stay at Juventus as he signed a new Bianconeri contract only last year which keeps with the club till 2018.

3. Edin Dzeko:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
Edin Dzeko

The bronze medalist in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A players. Dzeko is on loan at Roma from English giants Manchester City and his high wages are reflective of him being still contracted to the Sky Blues.

Roma acquired the Bosnian international on loan this summer with a view to a permanent deal next year, and the 29-year-old has proved to be worth every penny invested in him.

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2. Gonzalo Higuain:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
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The Argentine hit-man arrived in Naples in the summer of 2013 from Real Madrid, and the 27-year-old hasn’t done much wrong in his time at Napoli to not warrant such high wages by the standards in Italy. Napoli will pay the Argentine €5.5m this season. He has been the highest scorer for Napoli scoring 20 goals and 8 assists in 22 games.

1. Daniel De Rossi:

Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016
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We end our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A players 2016 with the most loyal warrior Roma’s Daniel De Rossi. The 32-year-old has been rewarded for his unquestionable loyalty to the Giallorossi by netting more than any other player, despite fluctuating performances for the club over the past few seasons. De Rossi, who started as a box-to-box midfielder, plays as a sweeper these day for Roma as age is slowly curbing his abilities.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Serie A Players 2016

1. Daniel De Rossi
2. Gonzalo Higuain
3. Edin Dzeko
4. Paul Pogba
5. Gianluigi Buffon
6. Sami Khedira
7. Geofrey Kondogbia
8. Carlos Bacca
9. Ricardo Montolivo
10. Mohammad Salah