Alexis Sanchez is now the highest paid player in the Premier League, and one of the highest paid in the world…
OddsMonkey has compiled the list of the world’s top earning footballers, with surprising entrants in the top-ten.
On top of the pile is Argentine Ezequiel Lavezzi who plays for Chinese club Hebei Fortune – yeah we had not heard of them either – and he brings home a whopping £750,000-per-week.
Next comes PSG star Neymar – who is Europe’s top earner alongside former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, who has just bolstered his earnings with a new deal.
Then in comes Alexis on his £505,000-a-week deal.
Fifth is another Chinese based player in the shape of former Chelsea star Oscar – currently with Shanghai SIPG.
After that, and quite surprisingly low, come Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale
Oscar’s team-mate and fellow countryman Hulk follows him at 8 om just £320,000-a-week!
At 9 is Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal’s new boy, who came as part of the Sanchez deal – and he will be more than happy with his new terms.
Making up the top-ten is Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba, on his £290,000-a-week.