The English premier league is by far the most-watched football league in Europe and across the globe. That’s evident from the fact that more than 40,428 fans on average graced premier league games (during the covid-19 pandemic) during the 2020/21 season.
Manchester United and Manchester City, the premier leagues’ two biggest clubs had an average attendance of 73,393 and 52,427 last season. Perhaps, it isn’t even surprising; these two clubs have the highest player salaries in the premier league.
10 Highest-Paid Players In The Premier League
The English premier league is home to world-class players such as Kevin de Bruyne, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United players feature prominently in this list of the English premier league best-paid players. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the premier league top-flight 10 highest-paid football players in terms of weekly wages. Well, stay tuned!
10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £290,000 P/W
Former Juventus player, Paul Pogba comes in 10th on the list of the highest-paid premier league players. The French international is one of the most respected players at Old Trafford, but he might not be number 10 for long.
It’s rumored that the world cup winner wants out of Manchester United, but he is already being offered a six-year contract extension worth a whooping £400,000 every week. However, Paul may prefer to leave for PSG though with a promise of more wages than what’s being offered by the Red Devils.
9. Ngolo Kante (Chelsea) – £290,000 p/w
Widely considered as the best defensive midfielder, it isn’t surprising that Ngolo Kante is one of the best-paid premier league players. Kante joined the Blues in the year that Pogba joined the Red Devils, but Chelsea gave him a new contract back in 2018.
The midfielder justifies his fat paycheck with incredible displays for Thomas Tuchel as well as the predecessors before him. He was named the UEFA Midfielder of the Year (2020/21) for his instrumental displays for Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League.
8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £300,000 p/w
Next on our list of the highest-paid players in the premier league is Raheem Sterling with a salary of £300,000 per week. The England International is the third best-paid player at the Etihad. The former Liverpool player is one of the best players under Gareth Southgate for England’s national team and under Pep Guardiola for Manchester City.
7. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) – £300,000 P/W
England international, Jack Grealish comes in 7th with a weekly salary of £300,000. The former Aston Villa captain got a huge pay rise after completing his move to Manchester City. He signed a five-year contract with the Cityzens and Grealish and is set to earn over £78 million throughout his lucrative deal with the club.
6. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea FC) – £325,000 p/w
Former Inter Milan Striker, Romelu Lukaku, earned a huge pay rise once he completed his £98 million move to Chelsea this summer. Today, the Belgium international is the highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku will be hoping to help the blues defend their UEFA Champions League crown and also mount a challenge for the premier league.
5. Raphael Varane (Manchester United) – £340,000 p/w
The French defender becomes one of the highest-paid players in the premier league when he completed his move to Manchester United this summer. The former Real Madrid defender will be earning £17.68 per year.
4. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) – £350,000 P/W
At only 21, Jadon Malik Sancho is the youngest of the 10 highest-paid players in the EPL. He got his break at Borussia Dortmund, where he played for 4 seasons before joining Manchester United this summer in a transfer deal worth £73 million.
3. David de Gea (Manchester United) – £375,000 p/w
Spanish International, de Gea is the 3rd highest-paid player in the EPL. Also, he’s the best-paid goalkeeper in the premier league.
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £400,000 P/W
As the chief creative force at Etihad, Kevin de Bruyne is well rewarded for it. Up until the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, De Bruyne was the highest-paid EPL player. His annual salary translates to £20.80 million.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – £510,000 p/w
The Portuguese striker is the top paid footballer in the Premier League. Despite having taken a substantial cut from £587541.90 per week he was earning at Juventus, the 5 times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo remains the highest-paid player in the EPL.