The Pumas UNAM vs Monterrey duel is always an intense and hard-fought match, Rayados has already beaten the Universitarios in this aspect.
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And it is not one that can be underestimated, as every year the Universitarios suffer from the lack of this resource just when the campaign ends and the winter transfer window begins.
In the Pumas UNAM vs Monterrey duel, Rayados already beat the Universitarios in this aspect
The aspect in which Rayados have already beaten the Universitarios is in the payroll of their players since while the Auriazules depend a lot on players from their academies, Monterrey buys many of its players.
In fact, the difference in the economic aspect can be seen from a review of the most expensive clubs in Liga MX: while Monterrey is worth US$81 million, Pumas UNAM is worth US$30 million.
Monterrey has several of the highest-paid players in Liga MX
Another area where the difference in money management can be seen is in the players' ground.
Vincent Janssen is Rayados' highest-paid player, as the Dutchman receives 2 million, 241 thousand dollars a year, according to information from the website Salarysport, which reflects the amounts handled at Rayados.
Pumas' highest-paid player, goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera, earns only 1 million 358 thousand dollars a year, so the Auriazules cannot compete with Monterrey.
Who are the highest-paid players in Monterrey?
There are not one, but several Rayados players who earn more than 1 million dollars a year, so it is worth reviewing which are the highest-paid players in Monterrey.
And after Jansen, there are several players who earn more than 1 million dollars.
The Costa Rican right-winger earns 1 million, 629 thousand dollars a year, although the Costa Rican is on loan, as his contract belongs to León, there is a possibility that Rayados could acquire him.
The Argentinean goalkeeper of Rayados earns 1 million 416 thousand dollars a year, making him the third highest-paid player of the Nuevo León club.
Monterrey's central defender earns 1 million, 358 thousand dollars a year, making him the fourth highest-paid player in the Rayados.
Moreno returned to play in Mexico after a long period abroad and has been with the Rayados since the 2021-2022 season.
Who are the highest-paid players at Pumas UNAM?
Unlike Monterrey, the Auriazules are not a club owned by an international company with all the infrastructure that FEMSA has, as in the case of Rayados.
In the case of the Universitarios, the club's finances are managed by a board of trustees, which is why they do not buy such expensive players, although their most expensive players can be mentioned in this list.
The second-highest-paid player at Pumas UNAM after Alfredo Talavera is Argentine striker Juan Dinneno, who earns 950 thousand dollars a year.
Although the Argentinean has not scored so many goals in Liga MX, in the CONCACAF Champions League he is practically the leading scorer of the tournament.
The Argentine central defender earns 603 thousand dollars a year, which makes him the club's third highest-paid player, and his performance has been important for the team to be competitive in both Liga MX and the CONCACAF Champions League.
The right-back, who has become very important in recent tournaments, earns 577 thousand dollars a year, although it is likely that at the end of this tournament he could be paid a little more.
Not only because of his important role in the club but also because it is rumored that teams such as Club América want him.