In a world where footballer’s wages and price tags are sky rocketing year on year, players at top clubs are able to become millionaires before ever having real success. This is amplified in the Premier League, the richest league in the world, where the top players worldwide are attracted due to the huge amount of money on offer. But amongst these giants of the Premier League, who rises above all else as the wealthiest of the wealthy.
5)Mesut Ozil- £260,000 a week
The first player to make this list is German playmaker Mesut Ozil,who reportedly pockets a huge £260,000 a week. Ozil has a trophy cabinet rammed full with the games greatest honours and has healthy goal and assist stats year on year, but yet he still isn’t shown the respect he maybe deserves. His nation have turned their back on him and the vast majority of Premier League fans doubt his attitude and performances in the big games. But one thing not being disputed, on his day, there are few better.
4) Gonzalo Higuain- £267,000 a week
The Argentine goal grabber only joined Chelsea this January on loan from Italian giants Juventus, but he jumps straight into the top 5 with his whopping £267,000 a week wage packet. He has been one of the standout strikers in the world over the last decade, but was forced out of Turin to make way for Cristiano Ronaldo last summer. His 6 month loan stay at AC Milan during the first half of this season didn’t provide the goals that he is accustom to, but it should be interesting to see how he gets on in his first stint on English shores, especially considering Chelsea’s checkered history with strikers.
3) Paul Pogba- £287,000 a week
The mercurial midfielder Pogba is coming off of potentially the defining moment of his career last year, as he won the World Cup with his native France, playing a key role on route, even scoring in the final. For United he has too often blown hot and cold since his summer 2016 arrival, going from unstoppable to unwatchable in a matter of matches. Post Mourinho his form has dramatically improved, under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he looks a player reborn, but the Frenchman must remain at this level in order to justify his huge price tag and wages.
2) Alexis Sanchez- £312,000 a week
Trying to work out how one of the best players in the Premier League has so drastically declined in such a short space of time is a modern day mystery. Sanchez at Arsenal were a force to be reckoned with, the workaholic winger never stopped running, scoring or assisting before his January 2018 switch to Old Trafford. Since then he has managed a measly five goals in fourteen months, and looked a shadow of his former self. With pressure from fans mounting, the Chilean must rekindle his old Latin fire in order to kick-start his United career.
1) Kevin De Bruyne £318,000 a week
The classy attacking midfielder has been without a doubt one of the best players in the Premier League over the last few seasons, and sits top of the wage list as a result of this. The Belgian adapted seamlessly to Pep Guardiola’s tactics and upped his game in the process, earning himself a new contract in January 2018. His season has been blighted by injury, and he has only managed fourteen league appearances and one goal so far, in comparison he already had seven goals and 14 assists by the start of March last year. The blue side of Manchester will be hoping he can overcome his injury troubles in time to fire City to their fourth title of the Sheikh Mansour era.
Do you think the cost of these player’s wages reflect their value and ability as part of their respective teams?