The five highest earners in the Premier League
Luis Suarez has become the highest paid player in the Premier League with his lucrative new contract at Liverpool, worth a reported £10 million a year. Here are the other big earners in the English top flight.
Robin Van Persie
The Dutchman is unlikely to make it three Golden Boot awards in succession after an injury-hampered season thus far, but was the highest paid footballer in England along with his strike partner Wayne Rooney until Suarez was given his new deal.
Upon arriving at Old Trafford penned a deal worth a cool £250,000 a week, though was adamant the move from Arsenal was motivated by silverware rather than money.
The highest-paid English man after the highly publicsed contract negotiations with the club. While it has appeared on more than one occasion that his future has been laid elsewhere, has arguably been United’s best performer this season.
The talented Belgian arrived last year for £32 million and was given the most lavish contract ever afford to a Chelsea player, pulling in somewhere in the region of £185,000 a week.
With 13 goals and 20 assists last season he made a quick impression and is now an integral part of the Mourinho game plan.
Arrived at the Etihad with a big reputation and an even bigger contract. City fans would argue his £200,000 wage is well merited given his contribution to the team, both a defensive lynchpin and the basis for many counter attacks with his strong running ability.
The famed wage structure imposed by Arsenal was broken this summer when Arsene Wenger decided to splash the cash on the German international.
The playmaker has settled quickly into the Premier League and the 25 year-old is beginning to look worth every penny of his £180,000 a week contract.