When it comes to the game, player’s salary is always a burning question. Up until 2014 the figures were touching the skies, when Manchester city successfully introduced wage system, highly stressing the bonus related contracts. This system helped the Manchester City slim its wage bill remarkably, from 216 million pounds (recorded during the session 2013-14) to 198 million pounds (session 2016-17). The Manchester City hit the jackpot when Pep Guardiola (the new coach of Manchester City) made an appearance and brought in a great many renowned players. From 2016 to 2018, Manchester City spent freely during the fishing events ( buying the players) with an addition of six more high end players and cutting out the older members from the team. Benjamin Mendy, top of the list, being the most expensive defender in the history of Manchester City club. His figures point around 51.75 million pounds. Well not just that, the club got hold of others as well, including Kyle Walker, Bernando Silva, and Danilo. Recently in January 2018, the club spent another 59 million dollar to acquire Aymeric Laport from Athletic Bilbao.
Manchester City New Transfers:
A rough estimate suggests that the club, Manchester City, spent around 200 million dollars in summer transfer window. The statistics are as follows;
- Benjamin Mendy: £51.7m from Monaco.
- Kyle Walker: £45.9m from Tottenham.
- Bernando Silva: £45m from Monaco.
- Danilo: £27m from Real Madrid.
- Ederson: £36m from Benfica.
- Douglas Luiz: £10.8m from Vasco da Gama.
- Aymeric Laporte: £59m from Athletic Bilbao.
In addition to the newbies, the club also leftbehind some members like Kelechi, Enes Unal,Olivier and others. This added around 60 million dollar to the bank.
Manchester City New Bonus based contracts:
As mentioned before, during the year 2014 Manchester City introduced a new system and has been operating accordingly ever since. This system mainly works by reduced basic salaries of the players but performance based additional bonuses are added. Even the high end players like Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Vincent are all positive to the incentive based contracts, no objections whatsoever, franklybecause following the new system, main players of the team seem to enjoy performance based bonuses quite a lot, say for example, in the year 2014, Sergio signed a 5 year deal with the basic salary of 220,000 dollars a week but with performance based bonuses it can reach up to 300,000 dollars a week.
Manchester City Financial Health:
Speaking of Manchester City, it is a general belief that the City holds the highest wage bill. But recent statistics seem to negate the statement. Because concluding session 2017, Man City made around 392 million dollars, on the other hand, figures reach around 615 million dollars for Manchester United,that is far greater than Manchester City. The club stood forth highest in the league last year at 198 million dollars. Top of the list being United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Although during the year 2015, the club posted earnings of 10 million dollars, as for 2016 the profit ranges to 20 million dollars. The club continues to glow as the team spread its wings round the globe.