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Premier League footballers are lucky enough to earn unbelievable wages and even more big-money contracts were signed in the summer transfer window. For the so-called bigger clubs in particular, the top players are earning astronomical salaries – and that is without even mentioning the brand deals many footballers get on top of that.
Football is the most popular sport in the world and has had some serious investment, particularly in the 21st century, meaning the top performers pull in huge wages.
The Premier League is no exception, with the English top tier deemed by many as the best league in the world, and the money surrounding it certainly reflects that status.
In the most recent summer transfer window we saw plenty of big-name signings in the Premier League, including Kai Havertz and Timo Werner joining Chelsea in a £200million player investment push, Thiago Alcantara arriving at Liverpool, Edinson Cavani joining Manchester United, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale being loaned to Tottenham and Arsenal signing Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.
As well as the stars that were already in the English top-flight, these new signings are now on mega money with their respective clubs.
Two out of those six new arrivals are in the top 10 highest paid players in the league, according to Spotrac, and you can find out who they are below.
Bale reportedly earns £31,200,000 per season
10. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Aguero earns a weekly wage of £230,135 at Manchester City, while pocketing £11,967,000 a year, making him one of the highest paid players in the Premier League.
However, the Argentine forward’s time at the Etihad Stadium looks to be almost over, as he has now entered the final six months of his current contract.
=7. Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
Martial is Manchester United’s third highest earner, taking home £250,000-a-week, which equates to £13,000,000 per year.
The French forward has undeniable talent and has showcased that during United’s fine performances in the Premier League so far this season.
=7. Thomas Partey (Arsenal)
There was massive excitement from Arsenal supporters when Partey signed for the club on the summer transfer deadline day and he is now the Gunners’ joint-second highest paid player.
The former Atletico Madrid midfielder earns £250,000 every week, according to the website, which leaves him level with another of Mikel Arteta’s stars.
Ozil has not played for Arsenal since March but earns £13,975,000 per year
=7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
That man is Aubameyang, who signed a new bumper contract with Arsenal over the summer, ending speculation that he was set to leave the Emirates Stadium.
The Gabonese striker is now taking home £250,000 on a weekly basis, while earning £13,000,000 annually.
6. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Arsenal’s highest paid player is Ozil, who earns £13,975,000 on an annual basis and makes £268,750 every week.
However, his contract with the Gunners is due to expire in the summer and there has even been heavy speculation over a move away from north London this month.
5. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Pogba earns £290,000-a-week at Old Trafford, and £15,080,000-a-year, after becoming the Premier League’s most expensive signing of all-time after an £89million move from Juventus in 2016.
The French midfielder can be unplayable on his day, but has been criticised for his inconsistency in the past.
4. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Sterling is one of Manchester City’s star attackers and it’s no surprise that he is rewarded with such a hefty wage.
The England winger takes home £15,600,000 every year, which calculates to £300,000 on a weekly basis, but he still isn’t City’s top earner.
3. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Manchester City’s highest paid player is in fact De Bruyne – who many believe is the best player in the Premier League – so it might not be a shock to some that he pockets £320,833 every week.
The Belgium midfielder earns a yearly wage of £16,683,333, making him the third biggest earner in the English top-flight.
David de Gea earns £375,000-a-week at Man Utd
2. David De Gea (Manchester United)
The Manchester United goalkeeper is the club’s highest paid player, with £19,500,000 being made every year and £375,000-a-week.
De Gea has been described as one of the top goalkeepers in European football during his time with United, despite recent concerns over his form.
1. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
Bale is by far the highest paid player in the Premier League, but the good news for Tottenham is that they do not pay all of his £600,000 weekly wage, or the £31,200,000 he gets every year.
Spurs signed the Wales star on loan from Real Madrid, with his contract stating that the north London club pay £220,000-a-week, while the Spanish giants cover the other £380,000.