17 goals and two assists, so how much does Danny Ings earn? Southampton players' wages - in pictures

Saints face Burnley on Saturday - and could go above Arsenal

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Southampton get back to Premier League action on Saturday with an early spring in their step.

After a real struggle from the end of September until the last day of November - two points from a possible 21 - they have turned the corner,  sit happily in the top five of the form table, and likely only two wins from securing another season in the top flight.

This is the side that lost 9-0 at home to Leicester. How many other clubs would have stuck with their manager after such a thumping? Great credit to the Saints board, and to Ralph Hasenhuttl, for instilling belief in his player after such a setback.

The Austrian has been in charge since December 2018, and that's a decent spell in football in the modern world. Bag another win against Burnley on Saturday and they could go above Arsenal, at least for 24 hours.

So who is getting the rewards for this transformation?

According to Spotrac.com, an online team and player contract website, one player is out on his own as top earner, a striker who pockets an annual salary of £3.9 million (Dh18.6m), or £75,000 a week. Probably no surprise who that is.

Above is a photo gallery of 18 Southampton players and their weekly salaries. The figures were recorded at the start of the 2019/20 season, and do not include any new and improved terms signed by any players, or some undisclosed wages.

To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if you're using a mobile device, simply swipe.