The 60 highest paid Premier League players

Gareth Bale or David de Gea - who earns the most?

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Manchester United goalkeeper took home the most wages in the Premier League in 2019/20, but is the Spaniard still English football's best-paid player?

Gareth Bale joined Tottenham on a season-long loan from Real Madrid at the start of the 2020/21 season - and the Welshman does not come cheap!

You can see the 60 highest-paid players in the Premier League and their weekly salaries for the 2020/21 season, according to Spotrac, an online sports team and player contract website, in the photo gallery above.

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You can also scroll down to see a summary of the top 10 highest paid Premier League players and the full list of the 62 highest paid players, ranked in order.

Who is the Premier League's highest paid player?

Gareth Bale is by far the best-paid player in the Premier League, with the Tottenham Hotspur forward earning a weekly salary of £600,000 a week, according to Spotrac.

The Wales international is on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, with Tottenham reported to be paying as much as half of his salary with the Spanish club.

The top 10 highest paid EPL players in 2020 - 2021:

1. Gareth Bale – Tottenham Hotspur, £600,000 per week

2. David de Gea – Manchester United, £375,000 per week

3. Kevin de Bruyne – Manchester City, £350,000 per week

4. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City, £300,000 per week

5. Paul Pogba – Manchester United, £290,000 per week

6. Thomas Partey – Arsenal, £250,000 per week

7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal, £250,000 per week

8. Anthony Martial – Manchester United, £250,000 per week

9. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City, £230,135 per week

10. Edinson Cavani – Manchester United, £210,000 per week

The full list of the Premier League's 60 highest paid players:

1. Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Real Madrid, £600,00 (per week). Tottenham reportedly pay as much as half of Bale's weekly wages

2. David de Gea

Manchester United, £375,000. The goalkeeper was the Premier League's best-paid player in 2019/20, according to Spotrac.

3. Kevin de Bruyne

Manchester City, £350,000. The Belgian midfielder was named PFA Player of the Year in 2019/20 despite City finishing second in the Premier League.

4. Raheem Sterling

Manchester City, £300,000. The English forward has scored more than 100 goals for City since joining from Liverpool in 2015.

5. Paul Pogba

Manchester United, £290,000. The French World Cup winner has been continually linked with a move away from Old Trafford since rejoining in what was then a world record €105 million.

6. Thomas Partey

Arsenal, £250,000. The Ghanian international joined the Gunners at the start of the 2020/21 season from Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a fee of £45 million.

7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal, £250,000. The Gabon star signed a bumper new three-year contract with the Gunners in September 2020.

8. Anthony Martial

Manchester United, £250,000. The French forward has made more than 250 United appearances since joining from Monaco as a teenager in 2015.

9. Sergio Aguero

Manchester City, £230,135. City's record goalscorer has endured an injury and Covid-hit campaign.

10. Edinson Cavani

Manchester United, £210,000. Signed on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain after seven trophy-laden years at the French club.

11. Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur, £200,000. Only Jimmy Greaves is ahead of Kane in the list of Spurs' all-time goalscorers now. Few would bet against the Englishman surpassing Greaves' total of 220.

12. Mohamed Salah

Liverpool, £200,000. The Egyptian has been a sensation of Merseyside since joining from Roma in 2017, helping Liverpool win the Champions League and Premier League.

13. Tanguy Ndombele

Tottenham Hotspur, £200,000. After a difficult first season at Spurs, the French midfielder is fast establishing himself as one of the Premier League's most skillful players.

14. Marcus Rashford

Manchester United, £200,000. The England striker is known as much now for his political activism, helping to feed hungry children in the UK, as he is for his goalscoring exploits.

15. Willian

Arsenal, £192,308. The Brazilian signed a three-year contract with the Gunners after leaving Chelsea at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

16. Thiago Alcantara

Liverpool, £192,308. The Spaniard signed for the Premier League champions on a free transfer after helping Bayern Munich to win a treble of league, cup and Champions League in 2020.

17. Ben Chilwell

Chelsea, £190,000. England left-back joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £45 million from Leicester City before the start of the 2020/21 season.

18. Harry Maguire

Manchester United, £189,904. Became the world's most expensive defender when joining United in 2019 for a fee of $97 million.

19. Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal, £182,063. The Frenchman has scored more than 50 goals since his big-money move from Lyon in 2017 despite being in and out of the side under a succession of managers.

20. Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool, £180,000. Previously the world's most expensive defender, the Dutchman was immovable as Liverpool romped to the 2020 Premier League title, their first top-flight championship in 30 years.

21. Roberto Firmino

Liverpool, £180,000. The Brazilian forward is part of Liverpool's 'Fab three' frontline alongside Salah and Sadio Mane.

22. Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United, £180,000. The Portuguese playmaker has transformed the fortunes of Manchester United since joining in January 2020 from Sporting.

23. Timo Werner

Chelsea, £170,000. Much was expected of the Germany international after a prolific spell at RB Leipzig. Has struggled after a promising start in West London, though.

24. Juan Mata

Manchester United, £160,000. The Spanish schemer is very much on the periphery at Old Trafford these days.

25. Christian Pulisic

Chelsea, £158,654. Enjoyed a superb end to the 2019/20 campaign but injury has hampered his playing time this term.

26. Fernandinho

Manchester City, £150,000. The Brazilian enforcer has lost his role anchoring the City midfielder due to the emergence of Rodri.

27. Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea, £150,000. The world's most expensive goalkeeper is now second choice at Stamford Bridge behind Edouard Mendy.

28. Luke Shaw

Manchester United, £150,000. Never seemed to win over Jose Mourinho but has re-established himself as one of Ebngland's best full-backs under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

29. Bernardo Silva

Manchester City, £150,000. The Portuguese can operate in a variety of positions and is often one of the first names on the team sheet at City.

30. Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea, £145,000. The dependable Spaniard is able to operate anywhere across the back line.

31. N'Golo Kante

Chelsea, £144,231. The French midfielder is arguably the best box-to-box midfielder on the planet.

32. Jamie Vardy

Leicester City, £140,000. The prolific striker has scored more than 100 Premier League goals for Leicester in the Premier League.

33. Jordan Henderson

Liverpool, £140,000. Asked to fill in at centre-back as Liverpool's injury crisis at centre-back hampered their title defence.

34. Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur, £140,000. The highest-scoring South Korean in Premier League history. Has formed a formidable partnership with Kane.

35. James Milner

Liverpool, £140,000. Mr Reliable for Liverpool. Used mostly as a substitute this campaign.

36. Kai Havertz

Chelsea, £140,000. Signed to much fanfare by Chelsea but the German has struggled to establish himself a s a first-team regular during his debut campaign.

37. Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City, £140,000. One of the most underrated players around. Has stepped in to fill the creative and goalscoring void left by Kevin de Bruyne in 2020/21.

38. Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace, £130,000. The Eagles' talisman is enjoying one of his most prolific campaigns in the Premier League.

39. Kasper Schmeichel

Leicester City, £130,000. One of only two father-sons (Ian Wright and Shawn Wright-Phillips are the other) to win the Premier League title.

40. Rodri

Manchester City, £121,154. The young Spaniard has an old head and his form was enough to dislodge City mainstay Fernandinho.

41. Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea, £120,000. Made a promising start to life in the top tier before suffering an Achilles injury that sidelined him for months. Starting to show his true form again.

42. Naby Keita

Liverpool, £120,000. Liverpool won the race to sign the highly-rated Guinean in 2018 but injuries means the Kop are yet to see the best of the African powerhouse on a regular basis.

43. Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City, £120,000. Could vie for the title of best centre-back behind Van Dijk before a serious injury curtailed his z2019/20 campaign. Has found game time hard to come by this season.

44. Victor Lindelof

Manchester United, £120,000. Steady is unspectacular Swede is one of United's most reliable performers.

45. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool, £120,000. Joined on a free transfer from Arsenal in 2017 but much like his time in North London the England midfielder has been dogged by injuries.

46. Donny van de Beek

Manchester United, £120,000. Proved at Ajax he is one of the most creative midfielders in Europe but is yet to stamp his mark at OId Trafford.

47. Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City, £120,000. The Algerian winger has arguably the best first touch in world football. Chips in with his fair share of goals too.

48. Fred

Manchester United, £120,000. The Brazilian took time to settle in England but has shown he is up to the physical demands of the game.

49. Yerry Mina

Everton, £120,000. The Colombian centre-back celebrates winning a tackle like most players celebrate scoring a goal.

50. Nemanja Matic

Manchester United, £120,000. The Serb's experience and assuredness on the ball make him a huge asset.

51. Christian Benteke

Crystal Palace, £120,000. The big Belgian often finds himself playing second fiddle to other strikers at Selhurst Park.

52. Bernard

Everton, £120,000. The Brazil winger has failed to cement a regular place at Goodison since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018.

53. Jack Grealish

Aston Villa, £120,000. A captain who leads by example. Finally gaining international re3cognition by England for his consistent performances.

54. Ruben Dias

Manchester City, £115,385. Can easily make a claim to be the signing of 2020/21 in the Premier League and for helping John Stones rediscover his best form.

55. Andriy Yarmolenko

West Ham, £115,000. The Ukraine forward often cuts a frustrated figure warming the West Ham bench.

56. Andre Gomes

Everton, £112,212. Portuguese midfielder has struggled to show his best form since recovering from a broken ankle.

57. Jorginho

Chelsea, £110,000. A faourite under Maurizio Sarri, used sparingly under Frank Lampard, the Italy international is once again back in favour at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel.

58. Olivier Giroud

Chelsea, £110,000. French striker proved he can still operate at the top level with four goals in one Champions League match against Sevilla.

59. Kyle Walker

Manchester City, £110,000. A one-man defender-cum-winger down City's right-hand side.

60. Thiago Silva

Chelsea, £110,000. The Brazilian has shown he has lost none of his class despite his advancing years after joining on a free from PSG.


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