9. Hugo Lloris

Club: Tottenham

Wage: £3 million-per-year

While Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to meet expectation following a huge summer of spending, Hugo Lloris has remained a solid presence at the back.

When he first moved to White Hart Lane, it looked like his career in the Premier League would be short lived - he could not shift Brad Friedel from the starting line-up. Now he is by far their first choice goalkeeper and continues to impress.

There is no telling how long Tottenham will be able to hold on to him if they do not make the Champions League.

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