Real Madrid count the cost of success

With the 2016/17 season having been one the club’s most successful campaigns in recent memory, Real Madrid are counting the cost of success as player bonus payments are set to rise.

A haul of four trophies including the LaLiga championship, Champions League, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup has seen Los Blancos part with around 70 million euros this summer.

A small percentage of this figure headed in the direction of the organisation’s basketball team as a result of their Copa del Rey success, however the vast majority has gone towards the footballing staff who became the first club to defend the Champions League since AC Milan in 1990.

Players were due a 30 million euro pot which was evenly distributed amongst them irrespective of the minutes they played last term, whilst every member of the coaching staff was paid a bonus of 2 million euros.

It is worth noting that this is roughly around the same figure per head that the playing staff received.

Real set themselves a target at the beginning of last season for the club to not only make history by defending the Champions League crown, but also to reclaim the domestic title which hadn’t been seen at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu since the Jose Mourinho era.

Success on both fronts was met with delight behind the scenes at Valdebebas and those who count the money at the club will have absolutely no problem if further bonus payments need to be paid for the 2017/18 campaign.

Zinedine Zidane’s charges are fighting for glory on six separate fronts and it is difficult to see any team having enough to stop them in such a pursuit.

Revenue for the previous financial year exceeded 650 million euros and a further 80 million is expected as a result of the Champions League campaign.

Los Blancos are in profit and an excellent summer transfer window which brought in more than 131 million euros in sales has only helped boost the club’s economy.

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