Premier League clubs earns massive amount on television right revenues, with super rich club owners who splash cash on securing the services of top football players, and offering enticing pay package weekly to bring them and keep them in the league.
Earning high weekly wages, and playing in a top league such as the premier league, which is considered to be one of the best league in the world, has been a driving force for most players, choosing to play their trade in the Premier league.
Most times being the highest earner in the league does not necessarily mean the best player in the league, but shows how important and valuable the player is to the club.
In this article, we will be looking at the three players who currently earns above £350,000 weekly wages in the Premier league.
1. David De Gea – £375,000
Manchester United veteran goalkeeper has being a mainstay for the club since he arrived from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.
De Gea's last contract extension with Manchester United, made him sign a deal of six years that will see him earn a whopping £375,000 weekly, £19 million yearly, and would earn an accumulated fee of £117 million at the end of the six year contract, making him one of the highest earners at Manchester United.
2. Kevin De Bruyne – £385,000
De Bruyne is no doubt the talisman for the Pep Guardiola's Manchester city team. The Belgium internation is rated as one of the best midfielders in the world, and has scored a lot of goals as well as provided so many assists for Manchester City.
The 30 years old put pen to paper to sign a new deal towards the end of last season to extend his current contract further with Manchester city, for additional two years up to 2025.
His new contract extension increases his earnings at the club, which would see him earn around £385,000 weekly at Manchester City.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – £385,000
Ronaldo became the highest earner at Manchester United immediately he put pen to paper to rejoin the club from Juventus in the last transfer window, which will see him earn a whopping £385,000 weekly.
It was originally speculated that the five times ballon d'or winner would earn around £480,000 weekly for joining Manchester United, but according to Daily Mail, Jorge Mendes who happens to be Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, reduce his weekly wage fee to take a £6 million yearly wage cut, than what he earned at Juventus to join Manchester United.
Twelve years after leaving Manchester United, spending nine seasons at Real Madrid, and three seasons at Juventus, the 36 years old Portuguese international return back to Manchester United to continue the legacy he started in 2003, when he first joined the club as a teenager.
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