A couple of interesting (but contradictory) articles on SempreMilan re salaries...one claims that we're paying 68.5m gross whereas the other says 79m. Also, there's some inconsistencies between the two articles re Romagnoli's salary (10.2m vs. 6.5m) plus the more recent article is missing salaries for Florenzi, Messias, Diaz + Baka for some reason. However, after combining the two articles and cross-checking player data you get the full picture...
As usually happens around this time, the full list of salaries that the AC Milan senior squad will earn for the upcoming season has been revealed.
The list of AC Milan's player salaries heading into the second half of the season has been published, as well as how much each squad member's amortisation.
This is an unbelievably LOW amount for a league leader and the LOWEST amongst the other teams leading Europe's TOP 5 leagues. Also, Conti (1.9m) + Pellegri (0.7m) have already left whereas expensive deadweight like Baka (4.6m), Samu (2.8m) + Messias (1.9m) are certain to leave yielding a guaranteed saving of 11.9m next season. Furthermore, overpriced bench players like Romagnoli (10.2m), Ibra (9.2m) + Florenzi (5.6m) are unlikely to be redeemed neither is Kessie (4.1m) for a total saving of 29.1m. In other words, the wage bill will HALVE next season from 82m to 41m following these almost certain exits (11.9m+29.1m = 41m).
Obviously I'm aware that most of these savings will be eaten up by new signings and renewals for key players like Leao, Benny + Theo etc. However, it's still extremely impressive how Milan have gone from a midtable team with a bloated wage bill to league leaders with the lowest in just a few seasons. Actually, it's pretty fucking UNBELIEVABLE! Kudos to both Elliott & MMM for achieving the almost unthinkable.
Lastly, after looking at the gross/net calculations, it seems as though a gross factor of 1.3x has been applied to foreign signings who benefit from the Growth Decree Tax (vs. 1.85x for domestic signings). Therefore, the signings of Botman (3.5m net/4.6m gross), Origi (4m net/5.2m gross) + Sanches (4m net/5.2m gross) will have a combined cost of 15m whereas a Serie A free agent like Dybala would earn (7.5m net/13.9m gross) for a total new player cost of 28.9m leaving 12.1m (41m-28.9m) for the most pressing contract renewals (Benny 4m net/7.4m gross - 4.6m gross increase on 21/22, Leao 4m net/5.2m gross - 3.4m gross increase on 21/22 + Theo 4m net/5.2m gross - 3.2m gross increase on 21/22) for a total renewal uplift of 4.6m+3.4m+3.2m = 11.2m. In other words, after halving the wage bill after getting rid of overpaid benchwarmers/deadbeat players, it's possible to sign Botman, Sanches, Origi + Dybala AND renew Theo, Benny + Leao and still have money left over (41m-28.9m-11.2m = 0.9m
DUE DILLIGENCE DONE - MUBADALA PAY ME