German police are hunting for the individual responsible for stealing a payslip from the car of Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia.
The payslip has since been leaked online and it shows, according to The Sun, that the Morocco international earns a massive £4.6 million a season.
That works out at £88,000-a-week - which, when you consider it, is probably about standard for a first-team player at the Allianz Arena. Some of his teammates will be on much bigger contracts.
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Benatia has only made six Bundesliga appearances for Bayern so far this season due to an injury-hit start to the campaign, but is widely regarded as one of Europe’s best central defenders.
The 28-year-old caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs during his one season with AS Roma - and it was Bayern Munich who won the race for his signature after they agreed to shell out €26 million.
Photo: Benatia's payslip
Other big-name stars earn much more money
While £88,000-a-week is clearly a huge amount of money, it’s a figure that pales in comparison to the weekly wages earned by the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
Even the Ghanian striker Asamoah Gyan, who joined Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in the summer, is earning £227,000-a-week.
Something similar happened to David Alaba
This isn’t the first time that a Bayern Munich player’s payslip has found its way onto the internet.
The Sun claim Benatia’s teammate David Alaba was victim of a similar incident back in 2012.
Keep those payslips safe, Bayern stars.
Is £88,000-a-week too much or actually not enough for a player of Medhi Benatia’s quality? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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