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Ranking the five highest-paid players in the Premier League

The Premier League is world football’s wealthiest league with astronomical sums spent on transfer fees and player wages.

Arsenal are in the process of negotiating a new deal for Bukayo Saka that will make the winger the Gunners’ best-paid star, but where will the reported £300,000-a-week deal rank the England international among the Premier League’s top earners?

French publication L’Equipe have revealed the highest-paid players in the Premier League right now.

5. Mohamed Salah – £373,750

As people interested in by top tier betting sites will know Mohamed Salah reportedly earns £373,750-a-week at Liverpool after the forward signed a lucrative new deal with the club last summer.

Liverpool agreed a club-record deal with Salah after a long-running saga over his future, with the Reds moving to agree new terms as the Egyptian approached the end of his previous contract.

Salah has scored 178 goals in 298 appearances for Liverpool since his arrival from Roma in 2017 and has won the Premier League’s Golden Boot on three occasions.

He ended the 2021/22 campaign as the Premier League’s leading scorer and assist provider, performances which earned him a second career PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year double.

4. Jadon Sancho – £373,750

Jadon Sancho is level with Salah as the joint-fourth highest-paid player in the Premier League. Sancho signed for Manchester United in a £72.9m deal from Borussia Dortmund in 2021, following an impressive spell in the Bundesliga that saw him provide 114 goals and assists in 134 appearances in all competitions.

Sancho has struggled to make an impact during an underwhelming spell in the Premier League however, and was given time away from the Manchester United squad this season to undergo an extensive individual programme as he looked to rediscover his form.

He has since returned to Erik ten Hag’s squad and will be keen to earn a regular role in the side. The 23-year-old has scored ten goals in 68 appearances for the Red Devils.

3. David de Gea – £402,250

David de Gea is the second Manchester United player to feature on this list, with the goalkeeper reportedly taking home £402,250-a-week.

De Gea became the highest-paid goalkeeper in world football when he signed his deal in 2019, as the Red Devils secured the future of the four-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year.

The Spaniard’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the season and United have so far failed to agree terms on a new deal. The 32-year-old has turned down the club’s first proposal, but there is understood to be a desire from both sides to get a deal done.

United opted against triggering the automatic one-year renewal in De Gea’s deal, as the club look to agree an extension on reduced terms and lower the disparity in contracts at Old Trafford.

2. Erling Haaland – £402,250

Erling Haaland signed for Manchester City last summer on a contract worth a reported base wage of £402,250-a-week.

The 22-year-old has been virtually unplayable since his arrival in English football and has set a new club-record of 42 goals in all competitions.

His haul includes four Premier League hat-tricks and five-goal destruction of RB Leipzig in the Champions League, with the division’s record for a 38-game season well within his sights across the run-in.

Haaland needs just two more goals to equal the record for the most prolific season by a Premier League player in all competitions (44), currently shared by Ruud van Nistelrooy and Mohamed Salah.

The Daily Mail have reported that Haaland’s actual wage reaches £865,000-a-week when achievable bonuses are included, technically making the Norwegian the highest-paid player in the Premier League.

1. Kevin De Bruyne – £425,000

L’Equipe have revealed that Kevin De Bruyne is the highest-paid player in the Premier League right now though, with the Manchester City midfielder pocketing £425,000-a-week at the Etihad.

De Bruyne signed a new deal in 2021, one which ensured his best seasons would be spent at City. The Belgium international has won ten trophies with the club, including four Premier League titles, and has been named as the PFA Player of the Year on two occasions.

The 32-year-old equalled the Premier League record for most assists in a single season (20) in 2019/20 and is now fifth in the all-time list for goals created. He needs just two more assists to reach a century in the Premier League.

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