Ronaldo, Salah, Casemiro: Who are the highest-paid players in the Premier League?

Who are the biggest earners in the Premier League? And how much do they get paid?

To answer the latter plainly – a hell of a lot. But you already knew that.

It’s no well kept secret that football’s elite are paid vast fortunes for their on-pitch talents.

Ever since the emergence of mega-money TV deals and corporate partners ready to drop tens of millions on getting their name associated with a particular club or player, money has been the name of the game in football.

Although things went to a whole new level this past summer when Paris Saint-Germain awarded Kylian Mbappe a staggering contract worth £1,478,249-a-week.

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In all seriousness, no footballer should be on that type of money, it’s lunacy.

But PSG don’t just own the highest earner in the sport, they actually own the top three…

Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr come in at number two and three respectively, with the Frenchman’s teammates both on roughly £1 million-a-week also.

Now, those figures dwarf their closest Premier League challengers by some margin, but that’s not to say that clubs in England’s top-flight don’t pay out a pretty penny too.

Check out who the 26 highest earners in the Premier League are for 2022/23 below.

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The 26 highest-paid Premier League players in 2022/2023

=25. Harry Maguire (Man Utd) – £190,000
=25. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – £190,000
24. Heung-min Son (Spurs) – £192,000
=19. Jesse Lingard (Notts Forest) – £200,000
=19. Harry Kane (Spurs) – £200,000
=19. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) £200,000
=19. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) – £200,000
=19. Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool) – £200,000
=17. Rodri (Man City) – £220,000
=17. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £220,000
16. Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd) – £240,000
=14. John Stones (Man City) – £250,000
=14. Anthony Martial (Man Utd) – £250,000
13. Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) – £265,000
12. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – £289,000
11. Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) – £295,000
=9. Jack Grealish (Man City) – £300,00
=9. Casemiro (Man Utd) – £300,000
8. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) – £325,000
7. Raphael Varane (Man Utd) – £340,000
=5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £350,000
=5. Jadon Sancho (Man Utd) – £350,000
=3. David de Gea (Man Utd) – £375,000
=3. Erling Haaland (Man City) – £375,000
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – £400,000
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) – £515,000

(All figures courtesy of Capology)

So, there you have it, the Premier League’s highest earners for 2022/2023.

It’s no surprise to see Ronaldo occupying the number one spot with his wage of more than half a million per week.

However, we do also have plenty of new signings pushing the top echelons with Haaland, Sterling, Casemiro, Koulibaly, Jesus and Lingard all making the cut thanks to contracts they signed this summer with their new clubs.

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