Premier League defenders don’t get the headlines most of the time. This is to be expected because their job is to keep the goals out of the net. However, this does not mean they are underpaid. In actual fact, they are paid very well indeed. Today, we want to take a look at five Premier League central defenders with highest weekly wages

5. David Luiz- £120,000 per week

Chelsea defender David Luiz is the fifth best-paid defender in Premier League. The Brazilian returned from PSG in 2015/16 to sign a great deal at Stamford Bridge. He helped Antonio Conte win the Premier League in his first season in England. The centre-back takes home £120,000 per week. He is now enjoying another great run under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

4. Nicolas Otamendi- £120,000 per week

Manchester City pays their defenders very well indeed. Nicolas Otamendi earns an equal salary to his Captain Vincent Kompany. The Argentine takes home £120,000 per week. This is a good salary for a defender.

3. Vincent Kompany- £120,000 per week

Manchester City signed Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte for £57 million in January 2018. The centre-back is coming to replace Club Captain Vincent Kompany who is struggling with injuries and age. The Belgian is coming to the end of his career but he still pockets £120,000 per week.

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