Who are the Premier League’s highest paid players?

Nicholas Hughes
Nicholas Hughes Updated: 21 Jun 2021 15:11 BST 6 min read
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The Premier League has fast become one of the most lucrative sports league’s in the world, with global broadcasting deal and billionaire owners pouring cash into the competition.

English football has grown considerably since the Premier League’s inception and the earnings of the league’s top footballers continue to rise each year.

Manchester United are believed to be preparing an eye-watering £400,000-a-week deal to entice Paul Pogba to stay at the club that would make him the league’s top earner.

As the summer transfer window prepares to get into full swing, here is a list of the current top 10 highest earners in the Premier League.

=9. Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Tanguy Ndombele, Marcus Rashford - £200,000 p/w

Four of the Premier League’s top stars are currently earning £200,000 per week.

The most surprising of those is Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele, who signed from Lyon in 2019. Marcus Rashford has also been rewarded by Manchester United for his development.

Ndombele’s Tottenham teammate Harry Kane earns the same amount, but his salary could increase if he gets the transfer he desires this summer.

The same could be said for Mohamed Salah, with Liverpool believed to be keen to extend the Egyptians deal and potentially increase his weekly wage.

8. Edinson Cavani - £210,000 p/w

Despite being 34 years old, Edinson Cavani is one of the highest-paid players at Manchester United.

After signing on a free transfer from PSG last summer, the Uruguayan netted 10 goals in his first Premier League season and earned himself another one-year deal at Old Trafford.

=5. Anthony Martial, Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £250,000 p/w

One player that earns more than Cavani at United is Anthony Martial.

The Frenchman was signed as a teenager from Monaco in 2015 and penned a new deal in January of 2019, with his current deal expiring in 2024.

Arsenal duo Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also earn a quarter of a million per week.

Both deals were signed last summer, with the Gunners convincing club captain Aubameyang to stay and signing midfielder Partey from Atletico Madrid in the transfer window.

4. Paul Pogba - £290,000 p/w

Pogba is currently fourth among the top earners in the league, making just shy of £300,000 per week at United.

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The Frenchman signed from Juventus for what was a world record deal at the time in 2016, and had a one-year extension option triggered by the club taking his deal to the end of the 2021/22 season.

3. Raheem Sterling - £300,000 p/w

After signing for Manchester City in 2015, Raheem Sterling has been a key player in City’s Premier League dominance.

After signing a contract extension in 2018, Sterling has added two more Premier League winners medals to his name and is on the cusp of notching 100 Premier League goals.

2. David De Gea - £375,000 p/w

David De Gea is the only goalkeeper in the top 25 earners in the division, with Kepa Arrizabalga the next highest paid shot-stopper in England’s top flight.

The 30-year-old’s current contract runs until June 2023, having signed an extension in 2019.

1. Kevin De Bruyne - £380,000 p/w

Kevin De Bruyne broke new ground in 2020 by representing himself and securing the most lucrative contract in the Premier League.

The Belgian, who has won consecutive PFA Player of the Year Awards, has committed his future to Manchester City until at least 2025.

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