Champions League quarter-final series will start with a very interesting match between Paris Saint-Germain and Atalanta – “phenomenon” of the season this year.
In addition to the nature of a quarter-finals of the Cup, this mighty letter also attracts attention when the two teams represent two opposing “classes” in football. This is best demonstrated by the fact that Neymar has a personal income equivalent to the Atalanta team combined.
Neymar is PSG’s highest-paid star. Photo: Getty
Specifically, the South American superstar is paid 36 million euros per year, not including bonuses and income from advertising. But despite spending huge amounts of money, PSG has never gone further than the quarter-finals in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Atalanta’s top earners are captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez, Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel, with a salary of around 1.2 million euros per season and bonuses that can reach 1.8 million. euro. All together, all Atalanta players earn 33 to 36 million euros per year, equivalent to Neymar’s income.
Atalanta does not have the financial resources like PSG. Photo: Getty
The two front lines of this match are famous for their ability to attack blazing. However, while the 3 Mbappe, Neymar and Icardi are paid up to 55 million euros each season, the “trio” Zapata, Muriel and Gomez only bring home about 5 million euros.