Who are the highest-paid players in the Premier League, 2023-24?
The Premier League is the richest league in the world and stars from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all among the highest-paid players.
As commercial deals and revenue streams continue to soar for Premier League clubs, we have seen a significant rise in wages over the last decade.
Using figures from Capology, we have compiled a list of the top 10 highest-paid players in the Premier League in 2023-24.
10. Kai Havertz (Arsenal, £280k)
One of the more controversial inclusions on the list, Arsenal handed Havertz a hugely lucrative deal this summer as the German forward moved across London from Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta has been using the 24-year-old on the left-hand side of a midfield three which has had varying degrees of success. Still, we think there’s more to come from Havertz in an Arsenal shirt and he’ll certainly need to kick on if he is going to justify his £280,000 weekly wage.
9. Bernardo Silva (Man City, £300k)
The exit talk surrounding Silva has been rumbling on in the background for some time now, but the Portuguese playmaker put those doubts to bed when he signed a new deal until 2026 this summer.
His new contract now sees him earning a handsome £300,000 per week, which makes him one of the highest-paid players in the league. We can’t say he doesn’t deserve that either.
Silva has played a crucial role in several of Man City’s title-winning campaigns and he undoubtedly ranks as one of the best midfielders in Europe. We’re glad he’ll be sticking around in the Premier League for the foreseeable future.
8. Jack Grealish (Man City, £300k)
Plenty of people turned their noses up when Man City splashed a record fee on Grealish in the summer of 2021. His slow start to life in Manchester only went ahead and piled on the pressure too.
Fast forward two years and Grealish is looking like a new man. The 28-year-old played a key role in Man City’s treble-winning campaign and is estimated to be earning £300,000 per week for his services.
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— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) June 13, 2023
7. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd, £300k)
On the back of a prolific 2022-23 campaign, which saw Rashford score 30 goals across all competitions, the forward penned a fresh deal with the club in the summer.
His new deal keeps him under contract at Old Trafford until 2028 and sees him earning £300,000 per week. As Rashford still has five years to run on his contract, he is tied down to a longer deal than any other player on this list.
6. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea, £325k)
Chelsea did a good job in the summer to clear a lot of deadwood off their wage bill. Sterling joined the club in the summer of 2022 and was one of Todd Boehly’s first signings at Stamford Bridge.
Following a frustrating debut campaign in London, Sterling is looking to kick on under Mauricio Pochettino this time around. He’s already scored two league goals this season which is a third of what he managed last time around.
The 28-year-old is Chelsea’s highest earner, taking home a weekly wage of £325,000. If Chelsea want to get back to competing at the top of the table, Sterling will surely be crucial in doing so.
5. Raphael Varane (Man Utd, £340k)
When United have managed to get Varane on the pitch for a consistent period, he’s been a solid option for them at the back. The Frenchman has formed an excellent partnership with Lisandro Martinez and he is definitely a part of Erik ten Hag’s strongest XI.
However, the former Real Madrid man has faced a number of injuries during his Premier League career so far. Since joining the Reds in 2021, Varane has missed 35 games through injury.
Considering he is taking home a weekly wage of £340,000, Ten Hag will want to have him on the pitch as much as possible.
4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, £350k)
Unsurprisingly, Salah is Liverpool’s top earner as he takes home a reported £350,000 per week. While that figure is huge, it will probably pale in comparison to what clubs in Saudi Arabia would be willing to pay him.
While the exit talk continues to rumble away in the background, Liverpool fans will be pleased to have him on board for the time being. At 31-years-old he’s not showing many signs of slowing down and he’ll no doubt be in and around the top scorers list again this year.
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— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) October 3, 2023
3. Casemiro (Man Utd, £350k)
The Brazilian holding midfielder joined the Reds from Real Madrid last summer with a stellar reputation. He enjoyed a successful first season in English football and quickly found a place in United fans’ hearts.
He is certainly being paid handsomely by the club, but that’s what you get when you are a five-time Champions League winner. Earning a weekly wage of £350,000, Casemiro is currently the highest-paid player at United.
2. Erling Haaland (Man City, £375k)
As Haaland will most likely have a lucrative goal bonus within his contract, we dread to think just how much he earned last season on the back of his outstanding 52-goal campaign.
While £375,000 per week is a ridiculous amount of money, considering the context of footballer’s wages, Haaland is worth every penny. His goals spurred Man City onto a record-breaking treble season and he’s still got plenty left in the tank.
1. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City, £400k)
It’s a real shame that we’ve not got to see much of De Bruyne this year due to injury, but he’ll surely have a crucial role to play in the second half of the season.
The Belgian playmaker has been one of the best players in the Premier League for the best part of a decade now and he’s more than worthy of being the highest-paid player.