The Premier League is arguably the most competitive and richest league in the world, with some of the best players in the world plying their trade in England.
There is no doubt that the amount of money present in the league helps clubs attract the best players as they are able to afford the sky-high salaries of the players they sign.
Here we take a look at the highest paid XI in the Premier League.
1. GK – David de Gea (Man United) – £ 375,000 per week
While David de Gea has been criticized for his form over the past two seasons, there is no doubt that he was the club’s best player, especially between 2013 and 2018.
His performances have earned him the payment of £ 375,000 a week, the highest amount for a Premier League goalkeeper.
2.RB – Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £ 180,000 per week
Many consider Trent Alexander-Arnold to be the best attacking right-back in the world, with the youngster having excelled for Liverpool in the recent past. The England international is the highest-paid right-back in the league and being only 22 years old, his salary
re will only increase in the near future.
3. CB – Raphael Varane (Man United) – £ 340,000 per week
Manchester United pulled off a stunt after they managed to lure Raphael Varane to Real Madrid’s Old Trafford. The Frenchman who is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, has won everything in the sport and judging from his debut, he has already settled down well in England.
4. CB – John Stones (Man City) – £ 250,000 per week
John Stones rejuvenated his Manchester City career last season after being struck off, it was even reported that the defender is on the verge of leaving the club.
However, he has shown everyone why he is so highly rated by making himself indispensable for both club and country and recently signed a new deal that will keep him in the Etihad until 2026.
5. LB – Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – £ 190,000 per week
Ben Chilwell enjoyed a brilliant first campaign for Chelsea last season, playing a key role in their Champions League triumph with the left-back making 42 appearances in all competitions.
The 24-year-old is the league’s highest paid left-back, and it will be interesting to see how his career at Stamford Bridge unfolds.
6.CM – Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – £ 400,000 per week
Kevin De Bruyne is without a doubt the best midfielder in the world and the Belgian has been the best for over two or three years now. He has been the key to all of Manchester City’s successes in the recent past and is worth every penny he earns every week at the club.
7. CM – Paul Pogba (Man United) – £ 290,000 per week
Manchester United signed Paul Pogba in 2016 for a then world record amount amid high expectations and it is safe to say the Frenchman has failed to live up to his huge price tag so far.
The midfielder has had six mixed seasons at Old Trafford, although there is no doubt he was a match winner that day.
8. RM – Jack Grealish (Man City) – £ 300,000 per week
Manchester City made Jack Grealish the most expensive English player when they paid Aston Villa £ 100million for his signing, with the attacking midfielder signing a six-year contract worth £ 300,000 per week.
The 25-year-old is considered one of England’s most exciting players and has already scored his first goal for Cityzens.
9. LM – Raheem Sterling (Man City) – £ 300,000 per week
Raheem Sterling has improved in leaps and bounds under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage at Manchester City, with the England international becoming extremely prolific in recent times.
The 26-year-old was England’s best player at the 2020 European Championship and has all the tools to become an icon for both club and country.
10. ST – Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) – £ 325,000 per week
Romelu Lukaku has established himself over the past year as one of the best strikers in the world and Chelsea have been so impressed with him that they spent £ 97.5million to bring the striker back a decade later his arrival at the club.
The Belgian made an immediate impact by scoring against Arsenal on his return and many expect him to be the favorite to win the Golden Shoe this season.
11. ST – Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United) – £ 510,000 per week *
Manchester United grabbed the headlines when they announced that they had reached a deal with Juventus on the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the striker set to return after a 12-year hiatus.
The 36-year-old is reportedly making around £ 510,000 a week, although nothing is yet confirmed – his arrival making United strong challengers for the title this season.