The top 10 highest-paid players in the Premier League emerge in new report
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Kevin De Bruyne has been named as the highest-paid player in the Premier League as a new report breaks down the 10 highest earners in the division.
The Belgian is said to be picking up a staggering £400,000-per-week from Manchester City for his services, equating to nearly £21 million-a-year in his deal that he signed in April of 2021.
De Bruyne still has over two years remaining on that contract, meaning he will pick up a cool £42 million before it's up - and that's in the unlikely event he doesn't sign a new deal before that.
Three City players make the top 10 list, with Premier League record breaker Erling Haaland joint-second, picking up £375,000-a-week and £19.5 million-a-year. He'll earn close to £100 million from the club by the time his contract is up in 2027.
Haaland is tied with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, whose deal runs out at the end of this season. It's believed he's to sign a new one but his wages are set to almost halve amid his recent poor performances under Erik Ten Hag.
Jack Grealish, who has started to find his feet at City this season, is ninth on the list, earning £300,000-a-week and £15.6 million-a-year.
Some of the more intriguing names include Jadon Sancho who is fourth, picking up £350,000-a-week in his five-year deal, while Chelsea duo Raheem Sterling, eighth, and Kalidou Koulibaly, 10th, earn £325,000 and £295,000-a-week respectively.
United midfielder Casemiro is joint with teammate Sancho in terms of his weekly earnings and he too will earn over £50 million by the time his contract is up in 2026.
Raphael Varane, meanwhile, is seventh on the list, picking up £340,000 every seven days to appear in the United defence.
The final player, also tied with Sancho and therefore Casemiro, is Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, who has two years left on his current contract - which was signed last summer - and earns £350,000-a-week, or £18.2 million-a-year, just from football activities.