Money and football; two entities that have become increasingly intertwined as the modern game moves forward.
As the levels of money clubs spent to acquire new players increases, so too does the amounts their willing to splash out each week to retain them.
Financial gain has become a regular fixture in modern day football, and it doesn't look like changing any time soon, particularly with the involvement of mega-rich billionaires on the rise.
From players who aren't fit to lace the boots of past greats taking home millions, to those at the top of the pile earning enough to buy a new mansion every month, we take a look at five of the most enviable wage packets in football today.
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