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The Highest-Paid Premier League Midfielders

Jul 23, 2022; Orlando, FL, USA; Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey (5) runs with the ball against Chelsea midfielder Jorginho (5) during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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As Premier League profits soar to close to $1 billion, clubs are spending more than ever to attract the highest level of talent to their squads.

Highly effective midfielders come with premium price tags.

The highest-paid Premier League midfielder in 2024 is Casemiro. He earns $23.2 million per year playing for Manchester United. The Brazillian-born midfielder signed a 3-year deal worth $69.5 million in 2022.

Casemiro has enjoyed a fruitful career, mostly in Spain. He’s won the Champions League five times with Real Madrid.

Declan Rice comes in second with his $15.9 million salary. The London-born Rice now plays for Arsenal after signing a deal worth $79.4 million in the summer of 2023.

He’s played in his hometown throughout his entire career, starting his career with London club West Ham for eight years before the move across town to Arsenal.

Third on the list is Manchester City’s Rodri. He earns $14.6 million with the recently crowned Premier League champions.

Rodri spent the first five years of his career in his native Spain before the move to England. This season’s title was his fourth straight with Manchester City, a new Premier League record. 

Two players are tied for fourth at $13.2 million a year. 

Thomas Partey of Arsenal signed from Atletico Madrid in Spain in 2020. He’s been named Ghana Player of the Year four times.

Thiago Alcántara of Liverpool also earns $10.4 million for his services. He was named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI and the UEFA Team of the Year in 2020.

Experience pays well in the Premier League.

Casemiro’s $23.2 million salary is $8 million more than the next highest earner. He’s also played in the most matches of any players in the top five with 318.

Ranking The Highest-Paid Premier League Midfielders

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

  • Updated: June 22, 2024
RankPlayerTeamTotal Compensation
1CasemiroManchester United$23.2 million
2Declan RiceArsenal$15.9 million
3RodriManchester City$14.6 million
T-4Thomas ParteyArsenal$13.2 million
T-4Thiago AlcántaraLiverpool$13.2 million
6Enzo FernandezChelsea$11.9 million
7Bruno GuimarãesNewcastle United$10.6 million
T-8Alexis Mac AllisterLiverpool$9.9 million
T-8Moisés CaicedoChelsea$9.9 million
T-8Boubacar KamaraAston Villa$9.9 million
T-8Kalvin PhillipsWest Ham$9.9 million
T-8Christian EriksenManchester United$9.9 million
T-8Mateo KovacicManchester City$9.9 million
T-8Ryan GravenberchLiverpool$9.9 million
T-8Youri TielemansAston Villa$9.9 million
T-8JoelintonNewcastle United$9.9 million
T-8Dominik SzoboszlaiLiverpool$9.9 million
T-18Abdoulaye DoucouréEverton$8.6 million
T-18Matheus NunesManchester City$8.6 million
20John McGinnAston Villa$7.9 million
21James Ward-ProwseWest Ham$7.6 million
22Andre GomesEverton$7.4 million
23JorginhoArsenal$7.3 million
T-24Pierre-Emile HøjbjergTottenham$6.6 million
T-24Carney ChukwuemekaChelsea$6.6 million
T-24Edson AlvarezWest Ham$6.6 million
T-24Amadou OnanaEverton$6.6 million

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