Manchester City has come up with a new system to pay the players in the team, which is in accordance with the reward-related contracts since 2014. Having presented this new method of paying salary, the club’s salary charges has reduced from the former record of £216 million in the 2013-14 Premier league season to £198m in the 2016/17 season.
Yet, with the advent of the most prominent coach, Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City has experienced an absolute fortune for the last two seasons. The Manchester City still stands as one of the highest salary paying team in the English Premier League with an amount of £242 million ($284.62 million) in 2018.
In this article, you will further find the whole Manchester City’s squad contracts and the new transfer dealings of the players.
The former and current transfer deals
At the end of the 2016-2017 season, Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao was introduced to the Manchester City to play in January 2018. Aymeric signed a transfer deal of £59 million for 1 year. The squad is filled with professional and efficient players like Kevin De Bruyne, Kompany, Ederson, and Walker. Benjamin Mendy from Monaco joined the team with a transfer deal of £51.75, which was the highest transfer deal in history.
The Manchester City has spent a lot for both the 2016-2017 Premier league season and the 2017-2018 season summer exchange window. As the team moves into the new 2018-19 season, the transfer dealing remains same like the previous year with the top players still playing for the team with only one player added to the team named, Riyad Mahrez.
The two new arrivals for the 2018/19 season are:
- Riyad Mahrez- £60 million (Leicester City)
- Philippe Sandler £2.5 million (PEC Zwolle)
New transfer dealings of Manchester City
Having spent £500 million in the last two years, the City enter the new 2018-2019 season, the team still dominates the domestic front under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. With the addition of Mahrez, the City will be a tough team to compete with. He came in with a transfer deal of £61.02 million which might go up to £75 million if all the clauses are met.
Reward-based contracts (New)
The Manchester City has been practicing the reward/incentive based contracts since 2014 which has helped the players of the squad gain high profits. This contract took its form when the proficient players like Sergio Aguero, David Silva, and Vincent Kompany played a major role in the team who agreed to the paying norms of the contract.
With respect to the acceptance of the pact of low-pay salary, the players were highly benefited from the performance-based incentives. The FIFA financial fair play rule has asked the City to change their method of expenditure and the altered method can be very well seen in the following season’s salary particulars of the entire squad.
The additional incentives are lucrative when compared to the average salary earned by the City. For example, Sergio Aguero made a 5-year deal in 2014 which involves an average salary of £220,000 on a weekly basis that can go up to £300,000 a week with the performance-based rewards included.
Who is the highest paid player in the 2018/19 season?
Among the top players of the Manchester City team, the player who gets highly paid is Sergio Aguero who gets an annual salary of £11,440,000. The new deal made by Aguero with the City team until 2021 funds him a weekly salary of £220,000. The Argentine striker who has been the playmaker of the City team since 2011 has been scoring high goals in Manchester derbies in the Premier League era, matching up to the level of Wayne Rooney.
2018-2019 salary and contracts of the Manchester City (Revealed)
Sergio Agüero gets the highest salary in the team – £11,440,000 (Annual income). Next comes Riyad Mahrez who is a midfielder of the team, gets an annual salary of £10,400,000. The leading players get additional rewards based upon their performance in the field which may not be included in the weekly payment as recorded below.
|No||Name||Age||Position||Weekly Wage||Annual Salary||Contract Until|
|21||Kevin De Bruyne||26||Midfielder||£160,000||£8,320,000||2021-06-30|
The financial status of Manchester City
At the end of May 2017, the Manchester City had a revenue of £392 million on the records standing just behind the Manchester United. The Manchester United produced a turnover of £615 million during the 2017 season. In the previous year, the City stood fourth highest salary paying team in the league with £198 million with the United, Chelsea, and the Liverpool team occupying the topmost positions.
The Manchester City are ready to set a trend all over the world like before. Their former records include a benefit of £10 million and £20 million out of 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The Manchester United nicknamed as ‘The Red Devils’ spent £232 million on player salary which was the highest ranked salary contract in last year (2017-2018). The United were called the highest-earning football club in the 2016-2017 season, making an annual revenue of £676.3 million. The United can be expected to top the contracts and salary income this season too.
Having won the English Premier league in the 2016-2017 season, the revenue rate of Chelsea has progressively increased. They hold a revenue value of £224 million, yet is expected to reduce due to the dearth of Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic who are on high contact deals.
As in the 2017-2018 season, the Liverpool have £208 million as revenue and stand as the third highest team in the salary and contract deals in the Premier League. The wage bill is expected to increase with the arrival of manager, Jurgen Klopp in 2015. The chances are high for the team to have an increased wage bill since they are back in the Champions League.
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