Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's new Napoli salary has shocked fans, thought there was a typo
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Napoli sensation Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has committed his future to the club but fans have been left surprised by his new wage.
The Georgian winger has quickly developed into one of the most exciting attacking players in European football, scoring 12 goals and providing 15 assists in a scintillating campaign for the Naples outfit.
Napoli are 19 points clear at the top of Serie A and look set to claim their first Scudetto since the Diego Maradona days in 1990.
They are also in the Champions League quarter-finals, with some tipping them as dark horses for the competition.
Kvaratskhelia has come out of nowhere to take Europe by storm after signing from Dinamo Batumi in the summer, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain both said to be high on him.
However, it's now been reported that the 22-year-old has agreed a new contract at Napoli. Santi Aouna claims he is to sign a deal keeping him at the club until 2028 and there will be no release clause.
🚨Excl : Khvicha Kvaratskhelia 🇬🇪💫— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) March 29, 2023
▫️ "Kvara" a donné son accord pour prolonger au Napoli.
▫️ Contrat jusqu'en juin 2028.
▫️Son nouveau salaire : ~ 4M€ nets par an bonus compris.
▫️Pas de clause libératoire. Derniers détails à régler.https://t.co/8Kdoqucm9Y
However, plenty were expected a significant wage increase in the deal and have been left stunned by what Kvaratskhelia will be earning.
His annual salary is a reported €4 million per year, including bonus payments. It equates to around £67,000-a-week.
One said: "4 million? In the Premier League he will receive double."
Another added: "And to think that in the Premier League the big 6 clubs could easily give him double or even triple."
A third didn't hold back, writing: "Those are poverty wages for a supposed superstar."
A fourth weighed in: 67k a week INCLUDING bonuses… no wonder players want a PL move."
A fifth opined: "Won’t be seeing him in the PL for at least half a decade then."
A final user remarked: "What a terrible contract. 5 years with 75-80k per week without a release clause. This guy could've had double if he had a good agent."