The wages Ronaldo would have to earn to become Man City’s highest earning player

Manchester City are reportedly close to completing the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus as Pep Guardiola looks to fill the void of the departed Sergio Aguero.

Premier League champions City had made signing a new striker their priority this summer after Aguero left the club on a free transfer after a decade at the Etihad Stadium.

Having been linked with Harry Kane all summer, the England captain now looks set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the transfer deadline on August 31.

With Ronaldo now set to become the club's new striker, her is how much he would have to earn in order to become the club's highest earning player.

To become City's highest earning player, Ronaldo would need to sign a contract with wages of over £400,000-per-week if he joins the club from Juventus.

At present, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is the club's highest earning player after signing a new four-year contract with City in April.

His new contract sees him earn £400,000-per-week and £20.8million a year, around £100,000 more than the next highest paid player.

Ronaldo is understood to currently earn £1million-per-week at Juventus but is expected to take a pay-cut to join City.

New signing Jack Grealish earns £300,000-per-week after joining from Aston Villa for a British record transfer fee of £100million.

The England playmaker earns £300,000-per-week and £15.6million a year after signing a six-year contract at the Etihad earlier this month.

John Stones and Fernandinho have also signed new deals with the club this summer with the former agreeing a new five-year deal with City worth £13million a year and £250,000-per-week.

Brazilian veteran midfielder Fernandinho agreed a one-year contract extension in June worth £150,000-per-week as City's total salary payroll reached £149million a year this summer.

While City rank seventh for salaries to forwards and goalkeepers, they rank third and first overall in the Premier League for salaries paid to defenders and midfielders, respectively.

The salaries of City's midfielders add up to a combined amount worth £74million a year, more than at any other club in the league.

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