Napoli president sends clear message to his players: “Milan pay €96m in salaries”

By Isak Möller -

With just four games remaining in the Serie A season, it seems AC Milan and Inter will be the ones fighting for the Scudetto. Napoli have also been in the running but their defeat to Empoli proved costly. 

Milan managed to claim all three points against Lazio thanks to a late winner by Sandro Tonali, reaffirming their position in the Scudetto. And while Inter won the day before against Rome, Napoli gave away a 2-0 lead to Empoli and lost 2-3.

Napoli decided to send their players into a retreat and in an interview with Sky Italia (via MilanLive), club owner and president Aurelio De Laurentiis shared his thoughts on the situation. To prove his point, he mentioned Milan and their strategy.

“I made a calming speech and reaffirmed my confidence in the technical and medical staff. I said we have to fight, because I see opponents that are brighter and more prepared and it’s not acceptable. Milan pay €96 million in salaries and we pay €136 million…”

Indeed, Stefano Pioli has done a tremendous job with the squad he has. Not to say that he doesn’t have quality players, but the low amount they pay in salaries is somewhat remarkable and the management deserves praise for this.

Tags AC Milan De Laurentiis Napoli


  1. Yeah, a funny way to calm your players and staff by implying they’re overpriced. But whatever floats his boat.

    I love Napoli too, I hope they remain among the top teams in Serie A in the future.

  2. Finally someone who gets it…its not only about results on the pitch but on the balance sheet as well and the boardroom

  3. Inter and Juve have higher salaries than Milan too. But this is just a proof how players with big salaries doesn’t mean they will give it all to the club.

  4. AC Milan total salary are number 4 in serie A below rubentus,iler merda and Napoli. If AC Milan win Scudetto that Will be fantastic consider too many mediocre on squad like lord saladmaker,lord Bakayoko,lord ballo Toure,junior. Injury prone for this season like ibra,rebic,Florenzi,romagnoli

  5. Yeah, but that 96m is set to claim rather quickly if we win the scudetto, and it will skyrocket if Investcorp takes over.

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