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New signing Radamel Falcao with assistant manager Ryan Giggs

New signing Radamel Falcao with assistant manager Ryan Giggs

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New signing Radamel Falcao with assistant manager Ryan Giggs

Manchester United loan signing Radamal Falcao's £280,000-a-week wage is a staggering 12 times more than Serie A star Paul Pogba.

The Juventus midfielder earns just £23,000 a week, despite being one of the best young midfielders in Europe.

The financial disparity between the Italian top tier and the Premier League has been highlighted by statistics released on Monday.

Daniele De Rossi is Serie A's highest-paid player, earning around £100,000 a week, but is still well below the elite Premier League players. When former England full-back Ashley Cole joined Fiorentina this summer he reportedly had to take a £160,000-a-week cut in his £200,000-a-week wages at Chelsea.

Meanwhile, QPR could be thrown out of professional football if they refuse to pay their multi-million pound - possibly £50m - fine for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.

That would mean QPR being cast into the footballing wilderness if they were ever relegated from the Premier League. Even if they avoid that doomsday scenario, the League could also kick them out of the League Cup .

Rangers racked up record losses of £65.4m during 2012-13 and last season's figures are also expected to make grim reading following their relegation and loss of Premier League television income.

Irish Independent