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Top 20 Highest Paid Premier League Football Players 2022

It is no secret English Premier League is the most popular and lucrative football division in the world.

Clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, boast unrivalled financial firepower and that's why they are always willing to show it off by signing the best players.

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So, Who are the highest paid players in the EPL? We bring you the list of top 20 highest paid players as of 2021/2022.

20. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - £200,000 Per Week

The Liverpool and Egypt forward has been one of best players worldwide in recent times. 

Following a stellar first season with Liverpool where he scored 43 goals for the reds, his contract extended where he would earn £200,000 per week.

Salah's agents are in talks with Liverpool to extend his current deal and double his wages.

19. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) - £200,000 Per Week

Arsenal spent around £45m for Thomas Partey and the midfielder's contract might made him one of the highest earners at the club.

Arsenal Signed Partey from Atletico Madrid where he had spent his entire senior career.

Partey reportedly signed a four-year contract with an option for another year.

18. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) - £200,000 Per Week

Heung-Min Son has scored over 100 goals in close to 300 appearances in all competitions since joining Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015.

The South Korea captain recently extended his stay at Tottenham until 2025.

17. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - £200,000 Per Week

Harry Kane in 2018 agreed a new deal with Tottenham Hotspur that will keep him at the club until 2024.

Kane's six-year deal is worth £200,000 per week—double his previous wages. With bonuses, he could earn up to £15 million per year.

The striker is a three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner.

16. Virgil Van Djik (Liverpool) - £220,000 Per Week

Arguably the best centre-back in the world right now, Virgil van Djik joined Liverpool from Southampton in the 2017/18 winter transfer window.

Liverpool paid £75 million for his services making him the most expensive defender in the history of the Premier League at the time.

His arrival at Anfield solidified Liverpool’s defense that had a long reputation of being vulnerable.

He was clutch as Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and English Premier League in 2020.

The Dutchman won the UEFA Men’s Player of the year in 2018 and finished runner up for the Ballon d’Or and the Best FIFA Men’s Player award in 2019.

He recently extended his contract with Liverpool until 2025. His current weekly wage is £220,000.

15. Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang (Arsenal) - £250,000 Per Week

Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

The Arsenal and Gabon captain's current deal at the Emirates expires in 2023 and he is paid £350,000 per week.

That means He earns over £20 million annually, as well as an extra £300,000 should he register a combined 25 goals per season.

Aubameyang joined Arsenal in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund for £56 Million.

14. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) - £250,000 Per Week

When Anthony Martial Joined Manchester United in 2015, the Frenchman was touted to be a future Ballon d'Or winner.

His £36 million transfer fee made him the world's most expensive teenage footballer at the time.

Fast Forward to 2021, he has fallen out of favour, occasionally being used as a substitute.

The 26-year-old's contract with United expires at the end of the season, and move away from Old Trafford is imminent.

13. John Stones (Manchester City) - £250,000 Per Week

Manchester City acquired John Stones from Everton for a reported fee of £47.6 million in 2016. The centre-back was highlighted as a future star and an impressive signing for City.

Stones was a crucial member of Manchester City team that won the Premier League in the 2020/21 season, having forged a remarkable partnership with Ruben Dias at the back.

His current contract runs until 2026 and he stands to earn an average annual salary of £13 million.

12. Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) - £250,000 Per Week

A potent striker at his prime with PSG, Cavani joined Manchester United on a free transfer in 2020.

He signed a one-year contract upon joining United, which he later extended after the end of 2020/2021 season.

11. Timo Werner (Chelsea) - £272,000 Per Week

Although he was a consistent performer during time with RB Leipzig, Timo Werner endured a tough stint since joining Chelsea. 

Chelsea paid a £42 million in transfer fees to secure the signature of the German.

10. N'golo Kante (Chelsea) - £290,000 Per Week

N'golo Kante was astronomical as Leicester City surprisingly won the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season.

This earned him a move to Chelsea, where he has since established himself as the best defensive midfielder in the world.

Since joining Chelsea, he has won one Premier League title, UEFA Champions league, Europa League, FA Cup, and UEFA Super cup.

He was also voted Premier League player of the season after stellar individual performances as Chelsea won the Premier League in the 2016/2017 campaign.

His current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 2023 and sees him earn £290,000 per week.

09. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - £290,000 Per Week

Paul Pogba moved back to Manchester United after 4 years with Juventus in 2016. 

Manchester United paid a transfer fee of £89.5 million, which made him the most expensive player in the Premier League history at the time.

He signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford where he earns £15 million a year.

08. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) - £300,000 Per Week

Manchester City completed the signing of Jack Grealish for a British-record fee of £100 million, surpassing the £89.3 million spent by Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.

Grealish made 213 appearances over the course of eight seasons he was at Aston Villa, scoring 32 goals.

07. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - £300,000 Per Week

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling has been a crucial member of Manchester City since joining them from Liverpool in 2015.

Manchester City paid Liverpool £49 Million to secure his services.

The winger has helped Manchester City win Premier League three times, five League Cups, and FA Cup once.

His current deal with Man City expires on the summer of 2023.

06. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £325,000 Per Week

The Belgium striker returned to Stamford Bridge for a fee of £97.5 million and signed a five-year deal in the summer.

Lukaku previously played for Chelsea between 2011 and 2014 but failed to establish himself as a first-choice striker. He spent a season on loan at West Brom, before earning a move to Everton. From Everton, he then moved to United, and then switched to Inter Milan in 2019.

His remarkable form during the 2020/2021 season helped Inter Milan win Serie A, as he scored 24 goals in 36 appearances.

05. Raphael Varane (Manchester United) - £340,000 Per Week

Varane is considered one of the best centre-backs of his generation thanks to his trophy-laden spell at Bernabeu. He won 3 Laliga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and four FIFA Club World cups with Real Madrid.

He was also integral as France won the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia.

The France international made a £40 million move from Bernabeu to Old Trafford in the 2021 summer transfer window.

Manchester United will be paying Varane £17.6 million per year that is triple what he was earning at Real Madrid making him the best-paid defender in the Premier League.

04. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) - £350,000 Per Week

Sancho completed his move back to the Premier League in July, as he transferred from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United.

The Red Devils splashed £72.9 million for the England winger.

Sancho managed 49 goals and 63 assists across all competitions for Dortmund.

His first spell in the Premier League was at Manchester City, where he came through their youth system.

03. David De Gea (Manchester United) - £375,000 Per Week

De Gea has been world’s best paid goalkeeper for a while now, thanks to superb performances during his early years at Old Trafford.

During his time with Manchester United, they have won the Premier League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Europa League and the Community Shield.

His most impressive season was 2017/18, in which he kept 22 clean sheets and conceded only 35 goals in all competitions, helped him win the Premier League’s Golden Glove award.

The Manchester united number one contract’s runs until 2023 and is paid £375,000 per week.

02. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £385,000 Per Week

Kevin De Bruyne joined Manchester City from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in 2015, a move that would see him become one of the best midfielders today.

The Belgian has helped Manchester City win Premier League three times, five League Cups, and FA Cup once.

De Bruyne was the recipient of the 2019/2020 PFA Players' Player of the Year award, after his remarkable individual campaign in the Premier League, whereby he matched Thierry Henry's record of 20 assists in a single season.

Manchester City paid £70 million for his services. His current contract with the citizens runs until 2025, and he earns £385,000 weekly.

01. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - £510,000 Per Week

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

Ronaldo is one of the most popular athletes on the planet and also one of the greatest footballers of all time.

The Portugal international is a five-time winner of football's most prestigious individual award, Ballon d'Or.

He recently re-joined Manchester United after a 2-year spell with Serie A side, Juventus.

He put a pen to paper a 2-year contract worth £510,000 per week, making him the highest player in the premier league.

The Portuguese previously player for Manchester united from 2003 to 2009, before joining Real Madrid.

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