After the Premier League campaign resumed recently, we had a look at the highest-paid players at each of the 20 clubs. The list is topped by a Manchester United star and includes three Africans.
The English top flight resumed on 17 June, with the current match round set to be completed on Monday night, when Manchester City host Burnley.
The Citizens’ Kevin De Bruyne, who is expected to play a starring role in that contest, is the second-highest earner in the league. The Belgian playmaker receives £350 000 (R7.5 million) per week at the Etihad Stadium.
Only United goalkeeper David de Gea, who pockets weekly wages of £375 000 (R8.1 million), currently earns more than the City midfielder, who is on par with Arsenal’s Mesut Oz
Mohamed Salah is the top-earning African star on £200 000 a week, more than any other player at log leaders Liverpool. Harry Kane, meanwhile, is the highest-paid player at Tottenham Hotspur, receiving £200 000 (R4.3 million) weekly as well.
At the bottom of the pile, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Pascal Gross, Sheffield United’s Phil Jagielka, AFC Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma and Norwich City’s Josip Drmic are their respective club’s top earners with wages of £50 000 (R1 million).