1.) Cristiano Ronaldo – £400,000
Cristiano Ronaldo may have taken a pay cut when he moved from Juventus to Manchester United, but he remains one of football’s highest earners. Ronaldo earns a total of $120 million (£87 million) annually, and aside $50 million (£36 million) from gigs and endorsements outside football. He was rated third on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2021.
On that occasion, Cristiano Ronaldo was third, behind UFC fighter Conor McGregor and Argentine Lionel Messi, who were first and second, respectively. Ronaldo was, nevertheless, ahead of players such as Dak Prescott, LeBron James, and Neymar. Being the highest paid in the premier league, Ronaldo’s annual earnings are £26,520,000.
2.) Kevin De Bruyne –£385,000
The Manchester City midfielder recently signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2025. While the agreement between the club and the player took longer than many expected, the Belgian who represented himself in the negotiations looks to be satisfied with the outcome.
The Belgian’s previous weekly wage of £300,000 will increase to roughly £385,000, according to the Mirror, making him the club’s best-paid player and one of the top paid athletes in the Premier League. His annual earnings are £20,800,000.
3.) David De Gea – £375,000
The Manchester United management is said to regret David de Gea’s long-term contract for £375,000 per week, which was agreed in 2019. After two years of talks between the goalkeeper’s side and the club, the goalkeeper became United’s highest-paid player two years ago.
The expensive contract apparently resulted in wage disparities at a time when United’s leadership was attempting to keep control of the books, while De Gea’s form deteriorated. According to Sportsmail, De Gea’s contract negotiations took a long time, in part because Alexis Sanchez’s £500,000-a-week contract shattered the Old Trafford wage scale, prompting the club’s other players to want parity. His annual earnings are £19,500,000.
4.) Jadon Sancho – £350,000
After leaving Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho signed a five-year contract from £175,000 per week to almost three times his Dortmund earnings at Manchester United.
He was expected to earn up to £350,000 per week before the move, according to some sources. Sancho, 21, is the second most expensive English footballer of all time, after only Harry Maguire, his new United teammate. His yearly earnings are £18,200,000.
5.) Raphael Varane – £340,000
Real Madrid was unable to meet Varane’s contract demands and was obliged to release him because his contract was to expire in the 2021/22 season and also Madrid was avoiding releasing him on a free transfer. He signed for Manchester United, a deal worth £340,000 a week. His yearly earnings are £17,680,000.
6.) Romelu Lukaku – £325,000
According to major sources, Chelsea’s latest arrival Romelu Lukaku has become the club’s highest-paid footballer. After returning to the European champions, the 28-year-old signed a five-year contract in west London.
If image rights and incentives are included, Lukaku’s earnings will be in the range of £325,000-450,000 per week, far more than the £290,000 per week salary earned by the club’s previous highest earner, France international N’Golo Kanté. His yearly earnings are £16,900,000.
7.) Jack Grealish – £300,000
Jack Grealish was signed from Aston villa on a British record £100 million, to replace Sergio Aguero who departed for Barcelona. This was the biggest summer signing and he was also joining a star-studded squad. On his current contract, the England winger, 26, earns £300,000 each week. his yearly earnings are £15,600,000.
8.) Raheem Sterling – £300,000
Raheem Sterling earns an $85,107 weekly salary, which, when combined with bonuses, brings his annual earnings to nearly $11 million. His net worth is currently projected to be $39 million, a rise of 120 percent in the last three years.
Since 2012, he has used Nike for the majority of his gear. The deal’s specifics, however, were not made public. Apart from that, Sterling has been a supporter of Apple, the world’s most valuable business, since 2016. His yearly earnings are £15,600,000
9.) Paul Pogba – £300,000
Paul Pogba signed a five-year contract worth £75,400,000 with Manchester United F.C. He is among the highest-paid footballers in Manchester United’s squad. He is also a key man in United’s squad despite his injury setbacks. Pogba is said to be a multi-purpose player as he can play in several positions in the field as previously seen in Ole Gunnar’s tactics. His yearly earnings are £15,080,000.
10.) Ngolo Kante – £290,000
Ngolo Kante signed a five-year contract worth $31.2 million with Chelsea F.C. (CFC) on July 16, 2016. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2023. N’Golo Kante was given a proposal by Chelsea to have his pay paid through tax-free overseas companies.
He would have received 20% of his income as image rights, paid directly to the corporation, decreasing the amount of taxes he would have to pay. It was also alleged that this tax shelter will save him roughly £870,000 per year on his pay. N’Golo Kante once again demonstrates why he is one of the finest in the world, both on and off the pitch. his yearly earnings are £15,080,000.