Mohamed Salah is here to stay.
Liverpool ended months of speculation on Friday when they confirmed that their star winger had renewed his contract, signing on until 2025 with less than 12 months left on his original deal.
In a summer where the Reds have already lost Sadio Mane, the news comes a massive victory with Salah arguably proving the club’s finest male player of the Premier League era.
Salah stays at Liverpool
However, while they do indeed say that the best things in life are free, the next best things just happen to be really, really expensive and keeping Salah seems to fit into that latter category.
That’s because multiple reports in the British press have claimed on the back of Salah’s renewal that he will pocket wages in excess of £350,000-a-week as the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
There really can be no clearer indication of Salah’s worth to Liverpool than the club’s decision to rip up their wage structure in order to keep him on their books for another three years.
Highest-paid player at every Premier League club
Here at GIVEMESPORT, we’ve already looked at what that means specifically for Liverpool’s payroll, but now we’re widening our search to the Premier League’s financial landscape overall.
To do that, we’re whipping out our calculators and crunching the numbers to see which player is pocketing the most in weekly wages at each of the 20 clubs in England’s top-flight for the 2022/23 season.
Calling upon the figures at spotrac, as well as Salary Sport whenever there were holes in the data, we’re able to identify who is reported to pocket the most money amongst each of the Premier League squads.
And to say that the results are interesting would be the mother of all understatements, so be sure to check out who joins Salah as part of the ‘biggest earners club’ in the results down below:
Arsenal: Thomas Partey – £200,000-a-week
Aston Villa: Danny Ings – £120,000-a-week
Bournemouth: Jefferson Lerma – £40,000-a-week
Brentford: David Raya – £25,000-a-week
Brighton & Hove Albion: Adam Lallana – £90,385-a-week
Chelsea: N’Golo Kante – £290,000-a-week
Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha – £130,000-a-week
Everton: Yerry Mina – £120,000-a-week
Fulham: Kenny Tete – £65,000-a-week
Leeds United: Raphinha – £63,500-a-week
Leicester City: Jamie Vardy – £140,000-a-week
Liverpool: Mohamed Salah – £350,000-a-week+
Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne – £400,000-a-week
Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo – £510,000-a-week
Newcastle United: Chris Wood & Kieran Trippier – £100,000-a-week
Nottingham Forest: Ethan Horvath – £19,000-a-week
Southampton: James Ward-Prowse – £100,000-a-week
Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane & Tanguy Ndombele – £200,000-a-week
West Ham United: Alphonse Areola – £138,000-a-week
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Leander Dendoncker – £90,000-a-week
Some interesting results
It just goes to show that the highest earner in a workplace isn’t necessarily the star performer, even if some of these money-flush stars are indeed deserving of top spot.
For instance, it’s hard to have too many complaints about Ronaldo, Kane, Kante and De Bruyne topping their respective clubs’ wage bills when you consider that they’re all world-class players.
However, you’d be forgiven for scratching your head when the data also suggests that Walcott, Horvath, Mina and Lallana are leaving the biggest holes in their club’s wallet.
But then again, even the more deserving players – in terms of quality of performances, we hastened to add – lower down the wage bill at those clubs won’t exactly be feeling skint for pocketing five-figure sums every week.
Or in the case of Salah, you just have to hold your hands up and say that he’s worth ripping up the wage structure for. You just can’t allow once-in-a-generation talents like him to simply walk out of the door – fair play, Liverpool.