Highest paid defenders in the Premier League revealed following Luke Shaw's new contract
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Luke Shaw has become one of the highest-paid defenders in the Premier League after penning a new four-year contract with Manchester United
Shaw signed for United in a £30 million switch back in 2014 and has gone on to make 249 appearances in all competitions.
The Red Devils elected to trigger a one-year contract extension in December but with his deal still due to be up in 2024, the club have moved swiftly to tie him down further until June 2027.
Speaking to United's official website, Shaw said: "Nine years ago, I signed for this amazing club, and I’m thrilled to be extending my stay.
"I’ve grown immensely since coming to Manchester all those years ago, both as a person and as a player; I know what is needed to succeed at a club like this."
The England international has been rewarded for his fine form under Erik ten Hag with a substantial wage increase, said to take his total pay packet to £200,000-a-week as per the Daily Star.
And it also puts him fourth in the top 10 highest-paid defenders in the top flight list, alongside a number of his United colleagues.
He was previously ninth in the rankings but has moved to ahead of skipper Harry Maguire, who is said to earn £189,000-a-week.
At the very top is Raphael Varane, who rakes in a whopping £340,000-a-week, while Manchester City's John Stones and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk follow closely behind on £250,000-a-week and £220,000-a-week respectively.
Shaw has eclipsed England left-back rival Ben Chilwell and his £190,000-a-week salary. Chilwell's Chelsea teammate Kalidou Koulibaly is another notable name on the list, earning £162,000-a-week according to reported figures.
According to Sport Brief, here is the list in full:
1.Raphael Varane (Man United) - £340,000-a-week
2.John Stones (Man City) - £250,000 per week
3.Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £220,000-a-week
4.Luke Shaw (Man United) - £200,000-a-week
5.Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – £190,000-a-week
6.Harry Maguire (Man United) – £189,904-a-week
7.Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £180,000-a-week
8.Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) – £162,000-a-week
9.Andy Robertson (Liverpool) – £160,000-a-week
10.Joao Cancelo (Man City) – £140,000-a-week