French giants PSG have added a different status to their Champions League quarter-final opponents, as Neymar’s salary covers the entire Atalanta squad wages.
Both teams go head-to-head in the opening Final Eight fixture in Lisbon on Wednesday night.
Paris Saint-Germain already in Portugal to set up in their Faro base on Saturday, while their Serie A foes are due to leave Bergamo today.
La Gazzetta dello Sport took a look at the finances of these clubs and found a quite extraordinary statistic.
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When analysing the wage bills, Neymar alone earns as much as the entire Atalanta team put together.
The Brazilian is reported to have a salary worth €36m per year, whereas the top earners in the Atalanta squad are Papu Gomez, Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata on €1.2m per year plus performance-related bonuses.