TMW: Scaroni reiterates ‘fourth place’ target for Milan – the numbers do not lie

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni once again stressed that top four is the club’s only target this season, but a report has highlighted how the numbers do not lie.

TMW recall how Scaroni said yesterday during a radio interview that Milan ‘have put in fourth place in the budget’, because in the end what really matters is the qualification for the next Champions League.

The Rossoneri are fourth in terms of wage bill in Serie A, which some could argue would also be a fair reflection of the Milan squad because Milan spend around €100m gross in wages on the first team this season.

The most expensive is Romagnoli at €10m gross, with the highest net salary being Ibrahimovic who gets €7m net but only €9m gross due to the growth decree. Napoli’s wages are about €110m, Inter €130m and Juventus €170m.

Looking at the value of the squad via Transfermarkt, the combined sum of Milan’s squad is €480m which is fourth place in Serie A. It is in fact lower than Napoli (€493m), Inter (€529m) and Juventus (€555m).

Pioli receives around €2m net per season in salary, sixth in the standings behind Allegri, Inzaghi and Spalletti but also Mourinho, Sarri and Gasperini. Scaroni – when he talks about the budget – does not play hide and seek, but rather captures how things are right now.

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