In past few years, the Premier League Clubs have raised 40% of their revenue from Merchandising, Sponsorships, and Broadcasting rights. The team management gets a Surplus amount of money out of which certain amount of money is drafted to the Clubs Wage Bill. Although certain Marquee players are paid as much they wanted depending on the Negotiation with the Players agent and the team management’s board of directors and how much value the Marquee player will bring in the team. Here is the list of top 10 highest paid footballer in Premier League.
10 Raheem Sterling (MAN CITY) £180,000 a week until 2020
The 21 Year Old Jamaican served his young days at the Liverpool for his club Liverpool FC as an attacking Midfielder. However, he negotiated the terms through his Agent to increase his weekly wage. Although Brendon Rogers suggested him to move in the summer transfer deadline. Currently, Sterling is one of the highest paid footballer in English Premier League who plays the same role in Manchester City and is handsomely paid £180,000 a week until 2020.
9 David De Gea (MAN UNITED) £185,000 a week until 2019
David De Gea was Born in Madrid. Moreover, the Spanish goalkeeper began his career aged 13 with Atlético Madrid and rose through the academy system at the club before making his senior debut in 2009. After being made Atlético’s first-choice goalkeeper, he helped the team win both the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010. De Gea is currently paid £185,000 a week until 2019 in Manchester United.
8 Mesut Ozil (ARSENAL) £190,000 a week until 2018
The German International attacking Midfielder Mesut Özil ranked first in assists in major European and domestic competitions with 25. In 2011–12, he ranked first in assists in La Liga with Los Blancos. Özil was the joint-highest assist provider at both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, registering three at each tournament. At the Moment Ozil is paid £190,000 a week until 2018 with Arsenal.
7 David Silva (MAN CITY) £200,000 a week until 2019
David Silva spent six years of his professional career with Valencia CF, appearing in more than 150 games and winning one Copa del Rey in 2008, before moving in the summer of 2010 to Manchester City. The attacking winger is an Assist master for the Citizens and is paid £200,000 a week until 2019.
6 Eden Hazard (CHELSEA) £220,000 a week until 2020
The Belgian International moved to France joining first division club Lille. Hazard spent two years in the club’s academy and, at the age of 16, made his professional debut in November 2007. He went on to become an integral part of Lille and played more than 150 matches for the French Club. Hazard currently plays as an attacking Midfielder for Chelsea and is paid £220,000 a week until 2020
5 Yaya Toure (MAN CITY) £240,000 a week until 2017
It was the year 2010 when Yaya Touré moved to Premier League club Manchester City where he scored a number of key goals for the Citizens – most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and final. He also helped City earn its first league title in 44 years. Toure is currently paid £240,000 a week until 2017
4 Sergio Aguero (MAN CITY) £240,000 a week until 2019
The Argentinian International Kun Agüero moved to Premier League club Manchester City in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £35 million. He had already proved himself playing with Atletico de Madrid by scoring 101 goals in 234 appearances. Aguero is currently paid £240,000 a week until 2019 with the Citizens which makes him ond of the highest paid footballer in Premier League.
3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (MAN UNITED) £250,000 a week until 2017
On 1 July 2016, the Sweedish International Striker Zlatan Ibrahimović signed as a free agent for Manchester United on a one-year contract, which had the option of being extended depending on his performance for the club. His salary is reported to be £250,000 per week.He was handed the number 9 jersey ahead of the 2016–17 season.
2 Wayne Rooney (MAN UNITED) £260,000 a week until 2019
England international Wayne Rooney made a transfer request in August 2004, despite Everton having made a new contract offer valued at £50,000 per week. However, Everton then rejected a bid of £20 million from Newcastle, and ultimately signed for Manchester United at the end of the month after a £25.6 million deal was reached. Rooney is the second highest paid player in the Premier League and is paid £260,000 a week until 2019.
1 Paul Pogba (MAN UNITED) £290,000 a week until 2021
The French international midfielder Paul Pogba has made 178 appearances for Juventus, scoring 34 goals, and helped the club reach the 2015 Champions League final. The Serie A side had offered him a new contract, while Real Madrid was also interested in signing him. His agent Mino Raiola mentioned that a number of clubs were interested in his client and continued to deny a deal with United had been agreed. Pogba is the highest paid footballer in Premier League and is handsomely paid £290,000 a week until 2021.