Manchester City surpass Real Madrid's wage bill – and could eclipse United next

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Manchester City surpass Real Madrid's wage bill – and could eclipse United next
Manchester City surpass Real Madrid's wage bill – and could eclipse United next

Manchester City's wage bill rose by £55 million last year — the biggest annual leap in the club's history — to overtake Real Madrid in the list of the world's top payers. City reported record revenues of £535 million and a £10.1 million profit in their annual report. The salary bill was £315 million last season, partly fuelled by bonus payments after a season of unprecedented domestic success. Only Barcelona and Manchester United are above City now in the pay league. It is not the biggest annual percentage growth for City — that came in the 2009-10 season, after the Abu Dhabi takeover led to a big influx of top players and a 62 per cent rise. Bonus payments after winning the domestic treble and

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