The English Premier League is not only known for being one of the best in the world, but it is also the most-watched league in the world and it houses some of the best football stars in the game as well.
One other thing the league is known for is the huge wage bill the clubs have. Premier League heavyweight clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Tottenham all have players who are earning fat wages and we are going to take a look at the top 25 players whose wages are somewhat lucrative.
- Kepa Arrizabalaga | £150,000-per-week
Even though the Chelsea second-choice goalkeeper finds it difficult to make it to the Blies’ starting lineup, it still does not stop him from making it to this list. He is currently the most expensive goalie in the world after swapping Atletic Bilbao for Chelsea some years ago.
- Bruno Fernandes | £154,286-per-week
The superb Portuguese midfielder has been a shining star since joining Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. He could also have his wages increased if he gets a new contract – something that has been making the rounds following his fine form for the Red Devils.
- Juan Mata | £160,000-per-week
Juan Mata makes it to the lost even though he currently finds playing time at Manchester United hard to come by. He is being used by manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær majorly for Europa League games and there are talks he could get a contract renewal as well.
- Harry Maguire | £162,775-per-week
The Red Devils captain signed for United from Leicester City two years ago and has brought about stability at the heart of their defense. His fine performances have attracted talks of him deserving an improved contract but that is not on the cards now.
- Virgil van Dijk | £165,000-per-week
Liverpool captain van Dijk was signed as the most expensive defender in the world before Manchester City broke the record. His deal sees him earn a massive £165,000 weekly and he surely deserves every penny of that for his contributions to the team.
- Timo Werner | £170,000-per-week
The misfiring Chelsea striker who joined the Blues from RB Leipzig last summer has had a torrid first season in England so far. His barren form has nothing on his wages though as he makes the top 20 lost of the highest earners in the league.
- Roberto Firmino | £180,000-per-week
The Liverpool striker may leave Anfield this summer but he currently maintains his status as one of the highest earners both at Liverpool and in the Premier League.
- Alexandre Lacazette | £182,051-per-week
French striker Alexandre Lacazette is 18th on this list and even though his goal tallies need to improve, his wage is still one of the highest.
- Ben Chilwell | £190,000-per-week
Chilwell’s move from Leicester to Chelsea last summer saw his wage improve from the previous season. He’s been brilliant for Chelsea this term and could earn a pay rise.
- Willian | £192,308-per-week
Arsenal did not pay any fee to sign the Brazilian from Chelsea last summer but they’re having to pay for that in the player’s wages. He earns almost 200k weekly and appears on this list.
=11. Tanguy Ndombele | £200,000-per-week
Despite not playing enough games due to a fallout with manager José Mourinho, Ndombele is one of the highest-paid at Tottenham and in the league.
=11. Harry Kane | £200,000-per-week
Tottenham striker Kane is currently linked with a move away from the club in search of titles but holds the status as one of the club’s top earners.
=11. Thiago | £200,000-per-week
Thiago joined Chelsea on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer and he’s one of the top earners at Stamford Bridge.
=11. Mohamed Salah | £200,000-per-week
Liverpool winger Salah ranks among the top earners at Anfield and in the Premier League following his status as the club’s best player.
=11. Marcus Rashford | £200,000-per-week
Marcus Rashford, one of Manchester United’s most in-form players currently is showing that he deserves every penny of his current wages and could have them increased with a new contract.
- Edinson Cavani | £210,000-per-week
Cavani’s free transfer to United after leaving PSG means he is one of the highest earners at Old Trafford and in England.
- Sergio Aguero | £230,135-per-week
Sergio Agüero is leaving Manchester City in the summer but before then, he remains the club’s third-highest earner behind Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.
=6. Anthony Martial | £250,000-per-week
Following the new contract he signed at United some months ago, Anthony Martial is currently one of the league’s highest earners.
=6. Thomas Partey | £250,000-per-week
The Ghanaian midfielder’s move from Atletico Madrid last summer to Arsenal means he is the club’s second-highest earner after striker Aubameyang.
=6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | £250,000-per-week
Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be having a bad season so far, but he is Arsenal’s highest earner and one of the hugest earners in the league
- Paul Pogba | £290,000-per-week
Pogba’s future at United remains under constant threat, but he currently earns a fat salary. His huge wages are one of the reasons the Red Devils have not found a worthy suitor for the French midfielder yet.
- Raheem Sterling | £300,000-per-week
England midfielder Raheem Sterling makes it to the top 5. He penned a new contract last summer and his new wages saw him move from top 10 to top 5 in the highest earners’ list.
- Kevin De Bruyne | £350,000-per-week
De Bruyne recently signed a new contract at the Etihad stadium and it has not only made him the third-highest earner in the league, but he also cements his status as the highest earner at the club.
- David De Gea | £375,000-per-week
The Spanish shot-stopper is currently battling for the first-choice position at United but remains the club’s highest earner and only the second in the league.
- Gareth Bale | £600,000-per-week ( Shared by R. Madrid and Spurs)
Even though parent club Real Madrid are paying part of the wages, Gareth Bale is Tottenham’s highest earner and is Al’s currently the highest-paid player in the Premier League.