Which stars are among the Premier League's top 10 earners this season?
Erling Haaland’s near £900,000-a-week wages make him the Premier League’s highest earner ahead of a Man City team-mate and a Liverpool star… but which other players complete the top 10?
- Manchester City star Erling Haaland is the Premier League’s top earning player
- Haaland’s Man City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Mo Salah follow
- Mail Sport looks at the top 10 highest earners in the Premier League this season
Manchester City star Erling Haaland tops the Premier League’s list of highest earners this season, with the Norwegian’s salary after bonuses vastly exceeding the wages earned by team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Mo Salah.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a stunning debut campaign at the Etihad since joining Man City in a £51million move from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
Mail Sport revealed in October that Haaland’s basic salary was in line with City’s other top earners, however substantial, almost-guaranteed bonuses see his weekly wage surge beyond the £850,000 mark.
Here, Mail Sport takes a look at the top 10 highest earners in the top flight.
All figures have been independently sourced, however some of the numbers provided are approximations and not exact figures.
Man City star Erling Haaland is the Premier League’s highest earning player this season
Erling Haaland (Man City) – £865,000-per-week
Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm this season with the Norwegian unsurprisingly landing the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award.
The award came weeks after he had shattered Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s record for most goals in a Premier League season, after he scored his 35th of the campaign against West Ham.
Haaland, who has 52 goals in 48 matches this season, will be looking to fire City to a Treble.
The reigning Premier League champions are closing in on a fifth title in six years, while they face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals and rivals Man United in the FA Cup final.
Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – £385,000-per-week
Kevin De Bruyne follows his Man City team-mate with the Belgian continuing to play a vital role for Pep Guardiola’s side.
The 31-year-old’s absence from the team on occasions this season had been questioned by pundits, but De Bruyne has been instrumental in the closing weeks of the campaign.
De Bruyne has scored 10 goals and provided 27 assists to date this season, while he has now moved beyond the 350 appearance mark for City.
Mo Salah is Liverpool’s highest earner having signed a £385,000-a-week deal last summer
Mo Salah (Liverpool) – £385,000-per-week
Liverpool talisman Mo Salah is unsurprisingly the club’s top earner with the Egyptian having played a pivotal role in their recent success.
Salah put pen to paper on a new deal last July, with the improved terms approaching 400,000-a-week. The deal will keep the forward at Anfield until June 2025.
Salah is the fourth top scorer in the Premier League this season with 19 goals, while he has also provided 10 assists. His contribution has been key to Liverpool’s late charge towards the Champions League places.
Casemiro (Man United) – £375,000-per-week
The Brazilian international midfielder has played a crucial role since moving to Manchester United from Real Madrid for £60m last summer.
Casemiro has played 49 matches for the Red Devils in all competitions, despite having been banned for seven domestic games having received two straight red cards.
The 31-year-old scored the opening goal in United’s Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle and will have his sights set on lifting the FA Cup.
United face rivals Man City in the first all-Manchester FA Cup final at Wembley next month.
David de Gea (Man United) – £375,000-per-week
The Man United shot stopper remains among the Premier League’s best paid players, but he is unlikely to stay in the top 10 for much longer.
De Gea is expected to agree a new contract to stay at Old Trafford with his existing deal expiring at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old, who has kept 16 Premier League clean sheets this season, faces accepting a reduction on his £375,000-a-week wages to remain at Man United.
David de Gea is expected reduce his £375,000-a-week wage to extend his Man United deal
Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) – £350,000-per-week
Sterling signed a five-year contract at Chelsea after completing a £50m move from Manchester City last summer.
The England international reportedly saw the £300,000-a-week wages he earned at City significantly increase when he moved to Stamford Bridge.
Sterling is still yet to hit the same heights at Chelsea amid the Blues struggles this season.
The forward has scored just nine goals in his 36 matches during his debut campaign at the club.
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, on loan at Inter Milan) – £325,000-per-week
Sterling reportedly overtook Romelu Lukaku as the Blues highest earner when he joined the club.
The Belgian forward has spent the season on loan at Inter Milan. His move last summer came just a year after he had completed a £98m transfer from Inter to Chelsea.
Lukaku is expected to return to Stamford Bridge this summer, with the Blues facing a major decision on whether he will be included in their first team plans.
The club could face a challenge should they decide to sell the 30-year-old given his wages were estimated at being between £325,000 and £450,00-per-week depending on bonuses.
Chelsea face a major decision on Romelu Lukaku’s future when his loan at Inter Milan expires
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £300,000-per-week
Van Dijk has led Liverpool’s defence ever since his £75million move from Southampton back in January 2018.
The Dutch defender was a transformative signing for the Reds, with his performances crucial to helping Liverpool to win the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League one year later.
Van Dijk was named PFA Player of the Year in 2019, while also making the Team of the Year on three occasions.
The 31-year-old has admitted his performances have dipped this season amid Liverpool’s challenging campaign, but has vowed to return to his consistent best.
Jack Grealish (Man City) – £300,000-per-week
Grealish became the Premier League’s first £100million footballer in the summer of 2021 when he made the move from Aston Villa to Man City.
The England star has established himself in the City team this season, playing an important role in their pursuit of major honours.
Grealish recently signed the most lucrative boot contract ever handed to a British footballer by becoming the face of Puma – penning a £10m-a-season deal.
He has also signed a £10m deal with Gucci and has a sponsorship with boohooMan believed to be worth around £1m.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £300,000-per-week
The England captain is unsurprisingly Tottenham’s highest earner, with Kane continuing to perform at the highest level despite the club’s turmoil.
Kane has broken both Tottenham and England’s goalscoring records in recent months, with the 29-year-old’s haul of 27 Premier League goals only bettered by Haaland this season.
Kane’s latest strike saw him move 50 goals behind Alan Shearer’s record of 260 in the Premier League.
The Spurs star is set to enter the final 12 months of the six-year deal he signed back in 2018.
Speculation continues to mount over his future with Manchester United, Bayern Munich and PSG having been linked to Kane, as he eyes the first silverware of his career.
Speculation surrounds Harry Kane’s future as he approaches the last year of his Spurs contract
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