Premier League players are among some of the highest-paid sports stars in the world and we’ve gone through each side to find who their highest-paid player is for the 2023-24 campaign.
With football being an increasingly lucrative business, football clubs continue to hand out mouthwatering sums of money in order to tie their best stars down to long-term deals.
Using figures provided by Capology, we have listed each Premier League club’s highest-paid player in 2023-24.
Arsenal – Kai Havertz (£280,000 per week)
Surprisingly, the Gunners made Havertz their highest-paid player when they signed him from Chelsea this summer. The Gunners are yet to fully see the best of the German international and for £280,000 per week, Arsenal fans will be hoping there’s more to come.
“There are so many parts to his game that he is doing exceptionally well and we know he has to keep improving,” Mikel Arteta told reporters.
“As with any player, give him support, you see a player that does what he does every single day and applies himself. If they don’t perform, it’s up to us.”
Aston Villa – Youri Tielemans, Boubacar Kamara & Clement Lenglet (£150,000 per week)
It’s a three-way tie for Aston Villa’s highest-paid player with Tielemans, Kamara and Lenglet all taking home £150,000 per week. Tielemans joined the club this summer on a free transfer and Lenglet is on loan from Barcelona.
Kamara is probably the most deserving top earner out of the three as he is a regular starter under Unai Emery. With Aston Villa hot on the heels of the title challengers this year, Kamara will no doubt have a crucial role to play.
Bournemouth – Justin Kluivert (£80,000 per week)
The Dutch winger joined Bournemouth this summer from Roma and subsequently became the highest-paid player at the club.
Andoni Iraola’s side have pulled themselves away from the relegation battle, but Kluivert is yet to play a major role at the club.
Brentford – Ben Mee (£55,000 per week)
Surprisingly, Ivan Toney isn’t Brentford’s top earner as the England international is trumped by the experienced Mee.
In fairness, the former Burnley defender has been a solid addition since signing last summer and he takes home a handsome £55,000 per week.
Brighton – Ansu Fati (£160,000 per week)
Brighton might not be covering all of Fati’s £160,000 weekly wages, but the Barcelona loanee is by far the highest-paid player at the American Express Stadium.
Fati is tied down with Barcelona until 2027 and he also has a release clause worth a whopping €1billion in the deal. He joined Brighton to gain some much-needed first-team experience and he’s already been a hit in both the Premier League and Europe.
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Burnley – Jack Cork & Josh Brownhill (£45,000 per week)
Midfield duo Cork and Brownhill are among Burnley’s longest-serving players so it’s no surprise to see them in joint first place.
Vincent Kompany’s side haven’t had an easy ride since being promoted and the experience of Cork and Brownhill could sure come in handy soon.
Chelsea – Raheem Sterling (£325,000 per week)
After a fairly lacklustre season which only saw Sterling score six goals, the former Man City winger started the season in much sharper form. The 28-year-old is one of the experienced heads in an incredibly young Chelsea dressing room.
Mauricio Pochettino clearly sees the value that Sterling brings to the side and the England international seems more determined than ever to make a success out of this season.
Crystal Palace – Dean Henderson & Michael Olise (£100,000 per week)
The Eagles tempted Henderson away from Old Trafford this summer and subsequently made him their highest-paid player along with Olise.
Due to injury, neither of their highest-earners have featured much in the Premier League this season.
Everton – Jordan Pickford (£125,000 per week)
Had it not been for Pickford’s heroics in the last couple of seasons, Everton might not be a Premier League club right now. The 29-year-old has consistently been one of Everton’s best players and is well deserving of being their highest-paid player.
Fulham – Raul Jimenez (£100,000 per week)
After five fabulous years with Wolves, Jimenez made the move to Fulham this summer. Replacing Aleksandar Mitrovic was always going to be a tall order, but the Mexican forward has started to fire for the Cottagers.
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah (£350,000 per week)
No surprises here. The Egyptian forward signed a new deal with Liverpool in 2022 which subsequently made him the highest-paid player in the history of the club.
Given what he has done for Liverpool and how he continues to consistently deliver, we can’t have any complaints over this one.
Although, despite taking home a handsome £350,000 per week, that’s nothing compared to what clubs in Saudi Arabia will be willing to pay.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 22, 2023
Luton Town – Albert Sambi Lokonga (£50,000 per week)
The Arsenal loanee takes the top spot for Luton with a weekly wage of £50,000 per week. Luton’s next second highest-paid player is Ryan Giles who takes home an estimated £35,000 per week.
Manchester City – Kevin De Bruyne (£400,000 per week)
Narrowly edging out Erling Haaland, De Bruyne takes the top spot for City and deservingly so. The Belgian playmaker has been one of the best players in the Premier League for some time now and City could sure do with him back soon.
De Bruyne has missed the majority of the campaign so far with a muscle injury and Pep Guardiola’s side haven’t quite looked as fluid without the Belgian playmaker. Fingers crossed he comes back stronger than ever.
Manchester United – Casemiro (£350,000 per week)
In order to tempt Casemiro away from Real Madrid, United handed him a mouthwatering contract worth an estimated £350,000 per week. The Brazilian did well in his debut season, but his impact has faded this year.
Newcastle – Bruno Guimaraes (£160,000 per week)
On the back of a fabulous 2022-23 campaign, Newcastle handed Guimaraes a new bumper contract in October which made him the highest-paid player at the club.
Several outlets have reported that the new deal which runs until 2028 contains a £100million release clause. With the way Guimaraes has been playing of late, we wouldn’t be surprised to see that clause activated in the near future.
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Nottingham Forest – Divock Origi (£120,000 per week)
Origi’s spell with AC Milan hasn’t exactly gone to plan after scoring just two goals across 36 matches in his debut season. Nottingham Forest took the Belgian forward on loan in the summer and he subsequently became the highest-paid player at the club.
Sheffield United – Rhian Brewster (£35,000 per week)
Since signing for the Blades in the summer of 2020 in a deal worth £23.5million, Brewster hasn’t had the easiest of rides. The 23-year-old failed to hit the back of the net in his debut season and he subsequently fell down the pecking order in the Championship.
Still, the 23-year-old is in the early stages of his career and there is still time for him to become a success at Bramall Lane.
Tottenham – Son Heung-min (£190,000 per week)
Now that Harry Kane is no longer at the club, Son is the main man at Tottenham. The South Korean forward has been thriving in the absence of Kane too with 11 goals already this season.
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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 23, 2023
West Ham – Lucas Paqueta (£150,000 per week)
The Brazilian playmaker was the subject of plenty of interest this summer, but the 26-year-old ended up staying put at the London Stadium.
Paqueta plays an integral role in David Moyes’ side and the Hammers will be pleased to have him tied down until 2027, with the option of an extra year in his contract.
Wolves – Pablo Sarabia (£90,000 per week)
Sarabia joined Wolves in January on a two-and-a-half-year deal from PSG. The Spanish playmaker was promptly made the highest-paid player at the club, earning an estimated £90,000 per week