Manchester United have done some great business in the summer transfer market.
United have already sealed two deals.
Tom Heaton joined on a free transfer from Aston Villa, while Jadon Sancho completed a £73m deal from Dortmund last week.
United are now close to completing the signing of Raphael Varane.
The Red Devils announced they had agreed a £43m deal with Real Madrid and the deal is now subject to a medical.
That’s double what he was earning at Real Madrid. But how does that compare to the Premier League’s best-paid centre-backs?
We’ve listed the top 20 highest-paid centre-backs in England’s top tier using Spotrac and other sources below.
20. Ibrahima Konate – £70,000-per-week (per Football Insider)
=18. Joe Gomez – £75,000-per-week
=18. Phil Jones – £75,000-per-week
17. Ben Godfrey – £76,923-per-week
=16. Andreas Christensen – £80,000-per-week
=14. Jonny Evans – £80,000-per-week
=14. Eric Bailly – £80,000-per-week
13. Pablo Marí – £85,000-per-week
12. Nathan Ake – £92,308-per-week
=9. Joel Matip – £100,000-per-week
=9. Antonio Rudiger – £100,000-per-week
=9. John Stones – £100,000-per-week
8. Thiago Silva – £110,000-per-week
7. Ruben Dias – £115,385-per-week
=4. Victor Lindelof – £120,000-per-week
=4. Aymeric Laporte – £120,000-per-week
=4. Yerry Mina – £120,000-per-week
3. Virgil van Dijk – £180,000-per-week
2. Harry Maguire – £190,000-per-week
1. Raphael Varane – £214,000-per-week
Varane will become the highest-paid centre-back in the Premier League if he passes his medical.
It’s no wonder he signed for United when they are offering him so much money.
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Maguire, who will be Varane’s partner at the back, earns just more than arguably the best centre-back in the world, Van Dijk.
Dias was the Premier League’s best centre-back last season but earns less than Lindelof and Mina.
Silva and Rudiger also make the top 10, with 11 Premier League centre-backs earning £100,000-per-week or more.