Liverpool signed Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in a deal worth £180,000 per week until 2022. The deal makes him the highest-paid player at the club following Philippe Coutinho’s departure. But where does that leave him in the Premier League highest-paid players list?
Lets take a look…
Virgil van Dijk joined Liverpool in this January’s transfer window and is understood to be worth £75m – the highest fee ever paid for a defender.
The Netherlands international centre-back is earning £180,000 per week at Anfield.
The Belgian captain is undoubtedly one of the best players in the Premier League so far this season, and he won 2015 PFA Player of the year after firing Chelsea to Premier League and League Cup triumph. Hazard is the top Chelsea earner with £200,000 a week.
The 36-year-old Veteran striker moved to Manchester United on the free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, signing a deal worth £250,000 a week.
5. Yaya Toure – Manchester City (£220,000 a week)
Manchester City’s midfielder Yaya Toure joined the Premier League club from Barcelona in 2010. He scored a number of key goals for the Citizens, and with him, the North West club won their first league title in 44 years.
4. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City (£240,000 a week)
Sergio Aguero is receiving £240,000 a week from Manchester City, making him the 4th most paid footballer in the Premier League today.
The Argentine striker has scored over 150 goals in more than 220 appearances for the Citizens and has helped them to win two Premier League titles, the Football League Cup and the FA Cup.
3. Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United (£250,000 a week)
Romelu Lukaku has signed for Manchester United from Everton in a £75m deal. The Belgium international striker is one of the top earners at Old Trafford.
2. Paul Pogba – Manchester United (£290,000 a week)
The French International signed a five-year contract with Manchester United worth £290,000 a week.
He joined the Red Devils from Juventus for a world record transfer fee and his stunning deal makes him one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League so far.
1. Alexis Sanchez – Manchester United (£500,000 a week)
Manchester United’s new boy Alexis Sanchez has smashed the wage structure at Old Trafford with a staggering pay-rise after joining from Arsenal.
The new No.7 was earning around £140,000 at the Emirates. But the Chilean has more than tripled his salary after being confirmed as a United player. He has jumped ahead of current top earners Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to become the club’s highest-earning superstar.
It remains to be fully seen how this will affect the dressing room atmosphere, though rumours of discontent at Sanchez’s stunning wage has surfaced.