Napoli Calcio at the end of the transfer market on 5 October 2020, was unable to reduce its salary and placed fourth in this special ranking, because players like Milik remained who seemed destined to say goodbye to the Campania club. As reported by the edition of the daily newspaper Il Mattino, dated 9 October 2020, the total amount of wages touches almost 115 million gross, because both Koulibaly (11.4) and Ghoulam (4.6) are still talking about gross figures, i.e. company cost per single player. The mission of trying to drop to an altitude of 90 million of the total wages hit the market difficulties, which this year was quite complicated to manage and adjust according to one’s needs; in fact, three redundancies remain on the rump: the first Arek Milik (4.6 million), the second Kevin Malcuit (1.6) and finally the third Fernando Llorente (3.8), always understood as gross salaries.
The real concern is given by a possible increase in the amount of wages if the agreement with the Albanian full-back Elsed Hysaj were to go through, an extension until 2024 at 2.5 million net per season. Behind Koulibaly, the salaries we are going to analyze net in this case the highest are those of Lorenzo Insigne (4.6), Victor Osimhen (4.5), Hirving Lozano (4.5), followed by Dries Mertens (4 + 1 bonus). The stop for Covid 19 last season and the lost revenues of this season that has just begun but with clear difficulties in resuming as it was before the pandemic, especially if we are talking about revenues from the Stadium, which consequently could have repercussions on TV Rights, risk weighing on for the monstrous figure of 170 million. In addition, the Champions League money is missing, or at least another 50 million, which has always given a huge breath of fresh air for the Napoli Soccer Club.