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Sunday, July 14, 2024

The Highest-Paid Premier League Forwards

  • Kevin DeBruyne is the highest-paid Premier League forward, earning $26.4 million per season.
  • Manchester United leads all clubs with six players making the list.
Manchester City's Erling Haaland
Manchester City

The Premier League will rake in $8.5 billion in media deals to continue broadcasting to fans worldwide. Thanks to the league’s popularity, top players such as forwards enjoy immense salaries.

The highest-paid forwards and attacking midfielders are rewarded for scoring goals and entertaining fans with their skillful play. 

Kevin DeBruyne tops the list of the highest-paid Premier League forwards. The Manchester City forward signed a 2-year deal that nets him $26.4 million a season. He has won the most individual awards of anyone on the list with 10.

De Bruyne has been named to the Premier League Team of the Season twice.

DeBruyne’s teammate Erling Haaland is second with $24.8 million. His contract allows him to net $31.4 million worth of performance-based bonuses. If earned, that would double his total earnings each year.  

Haaland has done nothing but exceed the lofty expectations set on him since arriving in the Premier League. He set the record for goals in a season last year with 36.

Mohamed Saleh of Liverpool is third earning $23.1 million. His deal could earn him $3.3 million in performance-based bonuses. Saleh has the most career goals of any player on the list with 201.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City and Bernardo Silva of Manchester City are tied for fourth, making $21.5 million each.

Only five forwards on the list earn over $20 million. Seven of the top 10 highest-paid forwards play for Liverpool, Manchester United, or Manchester City.

The Manchester clubs have a combined 11 players among the highest-paid forwards in the entire Premier League. Manchester United leads all clubs with six players making the list.

Ranking The Highest-Paid Forwards in The Premier League

Here is the entire list of the highest-paid Premier League forwards. The list was compiled with data from Capology.

  • Updated: June 22, 2024
RankPlayerAwards WonTeamTotal Compensation
1Kevin De Bruyne10Manchester City$26.4 million
2Erling Haaland5Manchester City$24.8 million
3Mohamed Salah7Liverpool$23.1 million
T-4Raheem Sterling1Chelsea$21.5 million
T-4Bernardo Silva0Manchester City$21.5 million
T-6Marcus Rashford0Machester United$19.8 million
T-6Jack Grealish0Manchester City$19.8 million
8Kai Havertz0Arsenal$18.5 million
9Mason Mount0Manchester United$16.5 million
T-10Bruno Fernandes2Manchester United$15.9 million
T-10Martin Ødegaard0Arsenal$15.9 million
12Phil Foden1Manchester City$14.9 million
13Antony0Manchester United$13.2 million
T-14Bukayo Saka1Arsenal$12.9 million
T-14Gabriel Jesus1Arsenal$12.9 million
T-14Anthony Martial0Manchester United$12.9 million
T-14Christopher Nkunku1Chelsea$12.9 million
18Heung-Min Son3Tottenham$12.6 million
20Gabriel Martinelli0Arsenal$11.9 million
21James Maddison1Tottenham$11.2 million
22Timo Werner0Tottenham$10.9 million
23Ansu Fati0Brighton$10.6 million
24Lucas Paquetá0West Ham$9.9 million
T-25Darwin Núñez1Liverpool$9.3 million
T-25Diogo Jota0Liverpool$9.3 million

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