Following Alexis Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United, which saw him sign a bumper mouth watering deal that made him become the highest paid player in the EPL.
Alexis has penned a £350,000-a-week contract with the Red Devils, which is by far the biggest deal ever signed by a footballer in England. The Chilean now earns £60,000 a week more than previous top earner, team-mate Paul Pogba.
The list of top 10 earners in the English top flight league is dominated by Manchester based players except Chelsea play maker Eden Hazard and new Liverpool signing Virgil Van Djik.
PREMIER LEAGUE WAGES: THE TOP TEN EARNERS IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL
1. Alexis Sanchez Manchester United £350,000
Manchester United new boy Alexis Sanchez has smashed the wage structure at Old Trafford with a staggering pay-rise after joining from Arsenal.
The new No.7 was earning around £140,000 at the Emirates. But the Chilean has more than tripled his salary after being confirmed as a United player.
He has jumped ahead of current top earners Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to become the club’s highest-earning superstar on Monday 22.
2. Paul Pogba Manchester United £290,000
He re-joined the Red Devils from Juventus in the summer of 2016 for a world record transfer fee.
His stunning deal makes him the highest-paid player in the Premier League till the recent signing of Alexis Sachez.
3. Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City £280,000
Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, who signed a new deal at the Etihad Stadium until 2023, is third with a weekly wage of £280,000. De Bruyne won the highest assist in the EPL in 2016/17 season and also likely to win it again in the current campaign.
4. Romelu Lukaku Manchester United £250,000
Romelu Lukaku has signed for Manchester United from Everton in the summer on a £75m transfer fee. The Belgium international striker is one of the top earners at Old Trafford as he is the fourth highest earner with a weekly wage of £250,000.
5. Sergio Aguero Manchester City £220,000
Sergio Aguero is receiving £240,000 a week from Manchester City that makes him the 4th most paid Footballer in Premier League today.
Currently he is the Citizens all-time scorer, the Argentine striker has scored over 150 goals in more than 220 appearances for the Citizens. He has won two Premier League titles, Football League Cup and FA cup.
6. Yaya Toure Manchester City £220,000
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure joined the Premier League club from Barcelona in 2010. He scored a number of key goals for the Citizens, and with him, the North West club won their first league title in 44 years. The former Ivory Coast International signed one year contract in the summer and his contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United £220,000
The 36-year-old Veteran striker moved to Manchester United on the free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. He signed a one-year deal worth £250,000 a week with an option of extension. And he now extended his contract until the end of current season. although injury has made him play limited role in the current campaign
8. David de Gea Manchester United £200,000
David de Gea is another Manchester United player on the top 10 earners list with a weekly wage of £200,000. Spanish shot stopper has been outstanding so far this season. de Gea has been a long time transfer target of the spanish giants Real Madrid.
9. Eden Hazard Chelsea £200,000
The Belgian captain is undoubtedly one of the best players in the Premier League so far this season, He won 2015 PFA Player of the year after firing Chelsea to Premier League and League Cup triumph. Hazard is top Chelsea earner with £200,000 a week.
10.Virgil van Dijk Liverpool £180,000
Virgil van Dijk joined Liverpool in this January transfer window and understood to be worth £75m – the highest fee ever paid for a defender.
The Netherlands international center-back is earning £180,000 per week at Anfield.