PSG dominates the list of highest salaries for players signed at ‘zero cost’

There are advantages to signing a player ‘for free’, but a disadvantage is that the salary becomes very high if it is a superstar

Dreaming of winning the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain were one of the most active clubs in the last transfer window. Despite having bought the right back, Achraf hakimi, of the Inter Milan for almost 83 million dollars, the French club has focused on agreements with players without a contract, highlighting the agreement with Lionel messi.

However, despite not having amounts involved in the acquisition of rights, negotiations with players without a contract are not cheap for him. PSG. In a survey conducted by the consultancy KPMG, Among the top 10 deals made in the window with free footballers, Parisians will pay four of the five highest salaries.

The report took into account the 10 players traded in this model during the last transfer period with the highest market value in the consultancy’s valuation. Messi, for example, is at the top of the two rankings, with the highest market capitalization (108 million 880 thousand dollars) and salary (41 million 421 thousand dollars).

Then the PSG with the 14 million dollars that he will pay Sergio Ramos per season, the same amount that Real Madrid must pay in salaries to David praise – the market value of the Austrian, however, today is larger than the Spanish, according to KPMG.

Barcelona was also reinforced with “zero cost” transfers. In economic crisis, the Catalan club signed the forwards Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero and defender Eric García at the end of their contract. In salaries, however, the trio together will add up to almost $ 12 million per season.

Here are the top 10 players signed “free” in the last transfer window and the annual salary ranking:

1. Lionel Messi – forward, PSG
$ 41 million

2. David Alaba – winger, Real Madrid
$ 14 million

2. Sergio Ramos – defender, PSG
$ 14 million

4. Georginio Wijnaldum – half, PSG
$ 12 million

5. Gianluigi Donnarumma – goalkeeper, PSG
$ 8 million

6. Jérome Boateng – defender, Lyon
$ 7 million

7. Sergio Agüero – forward, Barcelona
$ 6 million

7. Hakan Çalhanoglu – midfielder, Inter Milan
$ 6 million

7. Memphis Depay – forward, Barcelona
$ 6 million

10. Eric García – defender, Barcelona
$ 1.6 million