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5 highest-paid players in Premier League after Mohamed Salah’s £400,000 per-week contract renewal with Liverpool

Mohamed Salah's new £400,000-a-week contract at Liverpool makes him the highest-paid player in the Premier League ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The Premier League is home to some of the highest-paid players in the world football. It attracts this generation’s megastars and has the financial clout that every other league aspires to. From a business standpoint, the league is the greatest in the world, with major TV deals and international broadcasting rights continuing to flood the game with riches galore.

Naturally, the more money that comes in, the more money players can demand from their employers, with a growing group of stars earning more than a million pounds per month.

Here are 5 Premier League stars who demand the most paycheck from their employers for their services:

5. David De Gea (Manchester United) – £375,000 p/w

Manchester United keeper David de Gea

De Gea kept eight clean sheets in 38 appearances last season, and his contract with Manchester United guarantees his future in goal until 2023. He’s made noises about staying in Manchester for the rest of his career, but it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to negotiate a similarly massive contract.

The Manchester United and Spain shot-stopper David de Gea has made over 300 appearances for the Red Devils since joining in 2011. De Gea, now 30, is proving to be as durable as previous long-serving United goalkeepers such as Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar.

4. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – £375,000 p/w

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is the new glittering star to join the Premier League with Manchester City acquiring the Norweign hitman at a measly £51 million. But with nominal transfer fees comes astronomical wages which helps Erling Haaland to land on this list.

The former-Borussia Dortmund player will pocket a memoth £375000 pw as his basic wages which is unbelievable for a 21 year old. With such high wages, Mannchester City will be hoping he could fire them to the elusive Champions League which they have been craving such their takeover in 2008.

3. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £385,000 p/w

Kevin De Bruyne

Third on the list is Premier League current best midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The two time Premier league Player of the year and four time Premier League champion scored 15 and assisted a further 8 to help Manchester City win their fifth Premier League on the final day last season over arch rivals Liverpool.

His contract extension takes him to 2025 and if things go to plan for Pep Guardiola and his men, they could see their beloved midfielder surpass 200 league appearances for the club.

If he sees his illustrious career out at the Etihad, there’s a strong possibility he could eclipse and surpass the number held by fellow countryman and club legend Vincent Kompany and nail down his place as one of the league’s finest ever players not only its highest-paid jewel.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – £385,000 p/w

Cristiano Ronaldo

Similar to Manchester City’s midfield maestro KDB, Cristiano Ronaldo pockets a whopping £385,000 p/w from his employers Manchester United. Ronaldo’s previous earnings would’ve put him comfortably top of this list, but he opted for a slight pay cut in order to rejoin Manchester United.

Last season, Cristiano Ronaldo was the only standout performer for a disappointing Manchester United. The 37-year-old amassed 24 goals in 39 appearances for Manchester United. Eric ten Hag will be hoping Ronaldo can continue his splendid form as he prepared to welcome him to pre-season training soon.

1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £400,000 p/w

Mohamed Salah

Newest entry to the list and topping the lavish list for the year is Liverpool’s Egyptian king Moahmed Salah. Mohamed Salah’s contract situation was one of Liverpool’s biggest headaches this summer. They had to tie down the Egyptian to a new deal or risk losing him for free next season.

Both parties had many failed negotiations as most thought Mohamed Salah would eventually leave the club. However, it seems the club finally caved to Salah’s demands as they reportedly offered him £400,000/week wages to make him stay at Anfield for longer.

Salah will now become not only Liverpool’s highest-paid player in the club’s history but also the Premier League highest paid player with his new contract. Salah’s contract runs down till June 2025 which would certainly not be his last big money contract as he has many more years at the top with Liverpool or any other top European club.

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