There is no doubt that finance has a huge influence on the popular game of football. Adequate financial resources ensure that a club runs its affairs smoothly and become successful in winning trophies. This coupled with the robust sports online betting companies make football a huge industry in the world. Some of the big EPL clubs are known not to shy away from spending big bucks to sign the best quality of players into their teams.
In our list of the 10 highest paid players in the 2016/2017 Premier League season, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea dominate the top positions as follows.
10. Raheem Sterling (£180,000 per week)
Former Liverpool player Raheem Sterling, who now plays for Manchester City, is perched at number ten of the top-ten list. The Englishman made the big bucks move to Etihad Stadium during the summer of 2015 for a fee believed to be in the neighbourhood of £49 million. After a tough first season, Raheem finally proved to be worth the buy during the 2016/2017 season.
9. Diego Costa (£185,000 per week)
Diego Costa, the Spanish striker takes the 9th position, pocketing a cool £185,000 in a week. In spite of having a few rows with his boss during training, the Spaniard had a good show this season and proved invaluable to the team, proving why he’s worth each penny the club paid him. In January this year, Diego received a huge offer from a Chinese side – Tianjin Quanjian.
8. David de Gea (£200,000 per week)
Touted as one of the best Goalkeepers in the Premier League, the Manchester United player takes the eighth slot at the top of the list. In the 2016/2017 season, de Gea proved to be united’s saving grace in a season that was initially full of glaring inconsistencies. Given his sterling performance and a dominant presence in between the goal post, it is no surprise that de Gea is one of the red devils highest paid players.
7. Eden Hazard (£200,000 per week)
Number seven goes to Belgian superstar Eden Hazard who takes home a massive £200,000 per week, which makes him Chelsea’s highest paid player in the 2016/2017 season. Since he arrived on the English shores in the summer of 2012, Hazard has been quite phenomenal except for the last season (2015/2016). This makes him deserve every single penny that the club pays him.
6. Bastian Schweinsteiger (£200,000 per week)
Though he did not play as often as he would have liked to in the just concluded season, Bastian Schweinsteiger is one of the highest paid Manchester United players, taking home a whopping £200,000 per a week. This places him at number six on the list of the top paid players. The German star joined the Red Devils on a free transfer from Bayern Munich at the onset of the 2015/2016 season.
5. Sergio Aguero (£220,000 per week)
Aguero has without doubt been very instrumental in the Manchester City side’s exploits in the past few years, making the club emerge from the shadows of their rival across town and emerging as a force to reckon with. The Argentine striker is perched at 5th position in the top ten earners list in the Premier League.
4. Yaya Toure (£220,000)
The fourth top position is occupied by Yaya Toure, who happens to be the highest paid Manchester City player in the 2016/2017 season. Though he did not feature so much in the just concluded season, the Ivory Coast superstar is a highly valuable player who takes home a whopping £220,000 per week.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£220,000 per week)
Signed to Manchester United on a free transfer from PSG last summer, the 35-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes the third top slot in the list of the highest earners in the EPL this last season. He takes home £220,000 per week. He is definitely an accomplished player with a phenomenal form in front of goal.
2. Wayne Rooney (£250,000 per week)
Rooney takes the second topmost position on the coveted list. The English superstar signed his last contract under David Moyes. He was awarded a historical deal of £250,000 per week by Manchester United when he threatened to leave the club.
- Paul Pogba (£290,000 per week)
The highest paid player in England and the EPL 2016/2017 season is Paul Pogba, who takes home an astronomical £290,000 per week. Manchester United paid a huge fee believed to be in the neighbourhood of £89 million to acquire this valuable player. It is no wonder then that he is perched at the top of the list of the best paid EPL players.