Thursday, July 25, 2024


Pay cheques have exploded in recent years with the highest earner receiving half a million pounds every week! Top talents now receive mega-money contracts from Premier League clubs thanks to bumper television deals. And even with the Saudi League posing a threat to the financial order, English Premier League remains the leading destination for top talent, still.

So, who are the highest-paid players in the Premier League?

We’ve put in hard work to bring you estimates of the top 10 earners in terms of salary. As if that wasn’t enough of a tease, the list doesn’t include some of the biggest names in the division, such Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, and Gabriel Jesus.

To get as near to the mark as possible, we based our figures on reports from Forbes, reliable news agencies, and a range of official sources. The amounts stated are before taxes and do not include the various incentives and additional charges concealed within the fine print of player agreements.

Here is our Top TEN!

10. Casemiro (Manchester United) – £300,000

Although there were questions over Manchester United’s choice to pay £60 million for Casemiro and tie the 31-year-old midfielder a long-term contract last summer, Erik ten Hag’s decision on the player has proven to be a smart one. The former Real Madrid star agreed to a four-year contract with the possibility of a fifth, which is probably going to happen if he keeps up his excellent play.

9. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) – £300,000

In the summer of 2021, Manchester City broke the then-British record £100 million to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. Having signed a six-year contract, the most expensive English footballer in history has finally settled in after a disappointing first season at the Etihad Stadium.

8. Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea) – £315,000

Following Enzo Fernandez’s standout performance for Argentina at the Qatar World Cup, Chelsea paid a Premier League record £106.8 million for the midfielder’s services in the January 2023 transfer window.

7. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) – £325,000

Raheem Sterling, a former Liverpool forward who moved from Manchester City to Chelsea before the 2022–2023 season, has played for three of the major English teams. The 28-year-old, who signed a contract worth an incredible £47.5 million and is under contract with the Blues until 2027, was one of Todd Boehly’s first major acquisitions at Stamford Bridge.

6. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) – £325,000

A bad joke right? Romelu Lukaku’s name on this list may surprise you, but the big Belgian has a deal with Chelsea until 2026. He played on loan at Inter during the previous season, but since his dream of a permanent return to the San Siro was scuttled, he settled for a loan move to AS Roma.

5. Raphael Varane (Manchester United) – £340,000

Manchester United made a bold move in the summer of 2021 when they raided Real Madrid of formidable center-back Raphael Varane. The World Cup winner signed a high-paying four-year contract to join Old Trafford and bolster the defense. Varane, 29, is regarded by many as one of the best defenders of the past decade, and his large salary is indicative of his position as one of Manchester United’s highest earners.

4. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) – £350,000

The long-running Manchester United chase of Jadon Sancho culminated in a £73 million agreement with Borussia Dortmund prior to the 2021–2022 season. The England international signed a five-year contract with the option of a sixth. He is yet to reach the heights he commanded in the Bundesliga, that made him such a transfer target.

3. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £350,000

In the summer of 2022, Mohamed Salah signed a new three-year contract with Liverpool, putting an end to any speculation regarding his future there. He became one of the Premier League’s highest earners as a result of this move.

The Egyptian striker has been essential to Liverpool’s successes under Jurgen Klopp’s direction. He recently overtook Robbie Fowler as the team’s all-time Premier League leading scorer.

And to our number 2!

2. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – £375,000

In the summer of 2022, Erling Haaland signed a bumper five-year contract with Manchester City, making him one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League. And ever since, the Norwegian sensation has been breaking scoring records left, right, and center for Pep Guardiola’s team.

And to our Number 1!

1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £400,000

It had to be Kevin De Bruyne, the anchor of Manchester City’s midfield!

The Belgian shot to the top of the list in April 2021 after putting pen to paper on a long-term contract extension at the Etihad. And that was a reward for 32-year-old’s immense contributions to the team’s success over the last five Premier League titles. KDB is by far the most significant addition to the roster since Khaldoon Al Mubarak took ownership.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way


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