Did you know that the English Premier League is known as the Richest professional sports league in the world? The Premier League has overpowered the Serie-A, Spanish La Liga, French League, and the Bundesliga and is also the most watched league in the world. Have you ever thought of finding out the players’ salaries of the Premier League clubs? or who is the highest paid player in the English Premier League?
In today’s market, the clubs are ready to give hundreds of thousands of pounds as salary in order to book the best players for their team. The heavy competition to sign the players can be seen vividly with respect to the weekly income which has doubled as of the earlier seasons.
2013-2018 English Premier League Clubs Players’ Salaries
In 2018, Manchester United leads the list with by paying £350 million as salary followed by Manchester City and Arsenal at £280 million. Listed down below is the complete detail of the top clubs teams salary from the 2013-2014 season to 2017-2018 season (via totalsportek.com).
|No.||Name of the club||2013-2014||2014-2015||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018|
|08||West Ham United||£60m||£63.9m||£69.5m||£79.8m|
The 2017-2018 players’ salary list has been topped by the Manchester United with the headline-grabbing transfer of Alexis Sanchez. He is being paid £350,000 on weekly basis according to the signing. The above list is made based on the player’s transfer deal to the team and the salary that is given to retain a player in the team. In order to evaluate the yearly income of the clubs, the factors that are taken into consideration are; their success on the field, what country a club is from, the signings, match-day income, social profile activity and the debt situation of the club.
Highest Paid Players’ of English Premier League
The player salaries have hit the roof in the 2018-2019 Premier League. The Manchester United have increased the salary package from £221 million to £350 million, which is of no wonder as the team holds the top four key players who might assist the team to win the ultimate title. Apart from the United, the City have also increased their payment bill from £225 million to £280 million which has 2 players in the top 20 highest paid English Premier League players list. Having discussed the increase in packages, the highly paid players’ of the 2018-2019 Premier league are listed below along with the contract details.
|No.||Player||EPL Club||Salary (Per Week)|
|1||Alexis Sanchez||Manchester United||£350,000|
|3||Paul Pogba||Manchester United||£290,000|
Kevin De Bruyne
|5||Romelu Lukaku||Manchester United||£250,000|
|6.||Sergio Aguero||Manchester United||£220,000|
|7||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||£200,000|
|9||Riyad Mahrez||Manchester City||£200,000|
From the above table, it can be clearly seen that the Manchester United have offered high salaries for the players to play for the team. The first and the third highest-paid players of the 2018-2019 Premier league are from the Manchester United. Alexis Sanchez is the highest paid player, who has signed a deal of £350,000 on weekly basis for a period of 5-years which ends by 2022. Paul Pogba, the central midfielder of Manchester United has signed a deal of £290,000 per week for a period of 5-years which will come to an end by 2021.
The other two United players to top the salary list are Romelu Lukaku, who stands as the fifth highest paid player and Sergio Aguero, the sixth highest paid player of the league. The fourth highest-paid player of the league, Kevin De Bruyne gets £280,000 as salary on a weekly basis who is from the Manchester City’s club. The Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is the second-highest-paid player who gets the same salary as Alexis Sanchez £350,000 per week.