The bumper TV revenue deal for the Premier League has increased club’s revenues. It’s no surprise that the big Premier League stars are one of the highest paid football players in the world. Soccerath.com takes a look at the top 10 highest paid Premier League footballers:
10. Raheem Sterling £180,000 a week until 2020
Raheem joined Manchester City for two major things – titles and money. The former Liverpool man is one of City’s ace English stars, and they pay a massive 180k per week for his services.
9: David De Gea £185,000 a week until 2019
The Spanish shot-stopper nearly joined Real Madrid two summers ago in his dream move. However, a fax error later halted his move. Consequently, he signed a new contract with United to put all the saga behind.
One of the world’s best goalkeepers, David earns the highest amongst his other goalkeeping counterparts in Premier League.
8: Mesut Ozil £190,000 a week until 2018
Mesut Ozil is Arsenal’s highest earner – surprisingly ahead of Alexis Sanchez. The German International enjoys a bumper contract of 190k per week till 2018. Arsenal has held talks to extend his stay at the Emirates.
7: David Silva £200,000 a week until 2019
David Silva has been City’s key figure in midfield since he moved from Valencia in 2010.
He has won two Premier League titles with City – along with other domestic cup clinches.
6: Eden Hazard £220,000 a week until 2020
Eden Hazard has been back to his best after a faltering season last time out. The Belgian superstar is the one for the present and the future for the Blues and earns a whopping 220k per week.
5: Yaya Toure £240,000 a week until 2017
Yaya Toure has played a key role in City’s successes over the years – along with Aguero and Silva. The Ivory International wasn’t a part of Pep’s plans in the earlier part of the season. Despite being on the bench, he was earning 240k per week at that stage.
4: Sergio Aguero £240,000 a week until 2019
Sergio Aguero has lost his place in the starting lineup under Pep Guardiola – but he still is their highest paid player. The Argentine has failed to cement his place under the new manager, and there are rumors about his possible departure from the club in summer.
3: Zlatan Ibrahimovic:£250,000 a week until 2017
The Swede International only joined United in free transfer this summer but has already made a significant impact for the club. The former Barcelona striker has scored 26 goals so far this campaign and has won two trophies already with the Reds.
2: Wayne Rooney £260,000 a week until 2019
Manchester United captain falls the pecking order for Mourinho, but he has a large stamp on their wages bill.
The striker was top on the list of highest paid Premier League stars for years but now loses his place to Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.
1: Paul Pogba £290,000 a week until 2021 with a further year’s option
Paul Pogba has certainly been an expensive buy for United. The 20 times Premier League winners splashed a world record fee for the purchase of midfielder. Adding to it, his salary cap makes him the highest paid Premier League player.