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Friday, July 12, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid Premier League Players

  • Kevin de Bruyne is the highest-paid Premier League player by average annual value, taking home $20.8 million annually.
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In England, soccer is deeply engrained in the country’s culture, and is a driving force of year-round entertainment throughout the world.

The Premier League — the highest level of English soccer — and one of the most competitive leagues in the world, has featured a team in the Champions League Final in 5 of the last 7 seasons including 2 of those, ’19 and ’21, being all Premier League finals. This high level of competition and overall success is showcased by the lucrative salaries of top players.

Manchester City Midfielder and Belgian International, Kevin de Bruyne, is the highest-paid Premier League player by average annual value taking home $20.8 million annually. De Bruyne is the leading assist man in the Premier League over the last decade.

Taking the second position is de Bruyne’s Manchester City teammate, Erling Haaland at $19.5 million. In 2023, Haaland broke the single-season Premier League goal record netting 36 goals.

Sharing the third spot are Manchester United Midfielder Carlos Casimiro and Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah with each earning $18.2 million annually. Rounding out the top five is Manchester United Defender, Raphael Varane at $17.68 million. Varane has recently announced that he will be leaving United at the end of this season following the expiration of his contract.

The Highest-Paid Premier League Players

Here is the full list of the 25 highest-paid Premier League players by average annual value. The list was compiled using data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: May 16, 2024
  • Will be updated again: July 1, 2024
1Kevin De BruyneManchester City$20.8M
2 Erling HaalandManchester City$19.5M
T-3Carlos CasimiroManchester United$18.2M
T-3Mohamed SalahLiverpool$18.2M
5 Raphael VaraneManchester United$17.68M
6Romelu LukakuChelsea$16.9M
T-7Jack GrealishManchester City$15.6M
T-7Marcus RashfordManchester United$15.6M
9Enzo FernandezChelsea$15.47M
10 Kai HavertzArsenal$14.56M
T-11Reece JamesChelsea$13M
T-11Anthony MartialManchester United$13M
T-11Mason MountManchester United$13M
T-11Jadon SanchoManchester United$13M
T-11John StonesManchester City$13M
T-16Martin OdegaardArsenal$12.48M
T-16Declan RiceArsenal$12.48M
T-16Bruno FernandesManchester United$12.48M
19Phil FodenManchester City$11.7M
20Rodrigo Hernandez CascanteManchester City$11.44M
T-21Thomas ParteyArsenal$10.4M
T-21Josko GvardiolManchester City$10.4M
T-21Antony dos SantoManchester United$10.4M
T-21Tanguy NdombeleTottenham Hotspur$10.4M
T-21Thiago Alcantara do NascimentoLiverpool$10.4M
T-21Ben ChillwellChelsea$10.4M
T-21Jesse LingardNottingham Forest$10.4M
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