Ronaldo, Mbappe, Benzema: World's 17 highest-paid strikers named

Kylian Mbappe in action for PSG

Kylian Mbappe’s future was a huge talking point in the 2021/22 season.

The Frenchman was in the last year of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and, with Real Madrid heavily interested, it looked as if he would make the move to Real Madrid.

However, Mbappe decided to stay at PSG and signed a lucrative three-year extension with the French giants.

Mbappe was given a mammoth pay-rise which saw him become the highest-paid player in the world.

But how do his wages compare to the world’s best strikers?

Fbref, using data via Capology, have recently listed the 100 highest-paid players in the world.

17 strikers feature in the top 100 and you can view how much they earn below…

Romelu Lukaku in action for Inter Milan
LECCE, ITALY – AUGUST 13: Romelu Lukaku of Inter looks on during the Serie A match between US Lecce and FC Internazionale at Stadio Via del Mare on August 13, 2022 in Lecce, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

17. Romelu Lukaku | Inter Milan (On loan from Chelsea) | £166,352-per-week

16. Memphis Depay | Barcelona | £168,946-per-week

15. Sebastian Haller | Bourssia Dortmund | £178,350-per-week

14. Darwin Nunez | Liverpool | £179,423-per-week

13. Roberto Firmino | Liverpool | £180,000-per-week

12. Lautaro Martinez | Inter Milan | £180,134-per-week

11. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Barcelona | £185,809-per-week

10. Harry Kane | Tottenham Hotspur | £200,000-per-week

Harry Kane in action for Tottenham Hotspur
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 6, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

9. Dusan Vlahovic | Juventus | £210,129-per-week

8. Joao Felix | Atletico Madrid | £236,395-per-week

7. Anthony Martial | Manchester United | £250,000-per-week

6. Gabriel Jesus | Arsenal | £265,000-per-week

5. Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich | £304,006-per-week

4. Erling Haaland | Manchester City | £375,000-per-week

3. Karim Benzema | Real Madrid | £400,000-per-week

2. Cristiano Ronaldo | Manchester United | £515,385-per-week

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Man United
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on August 07, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

1. Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain | £1.473,984-per-week

Mbappe’s wage is just ridiculous. He earns almost 3x more per-week than Ronaldo in second place.

Benzema, who is expected to win his first Ballon d’Or trophy later this year, rounds out the podium spots.

Jesus, who completed the move from Man City to Arsenal this summer, takes sixth behind Lewandowski and Haaland.

Martial, despite only scoring twice in the 2021/22 season, is the seventh highest-paid striker in the world.

Kane is one of the Premier League’s best strikers and just sneaks into the top 10, earning a cool £200,000-per-week.

Those that finished just outside the top 10 include Liverpool duo, Nunez and Firmino.

While Lukaku took a substantial pay-cut to re-join Inter Milan on loan for the 2022/23 season and is now the 17th highest-paid striker in the world.

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