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SERIE A GAMBLES ON WAGES PAYING SPORTING DIVIDEND

Taking into account the GSSS 2019 wage data for the 98 teams in the ‘Big 5’ divisions of Europe, Omar Chaudhuri explores why the clubs of Serie A in Italy are collectively experiencing the biggest year-on-year spike in average basic pay. But this renewed level of investment in talent comes with risk, not least whether the extra financial outlay will bring commensurate rewards in terms of results. Or are they, like the Premier League, paying over the odds?

Published: January 10, 2020