Top 10 Highest Paid EPL Players

With annual revenue of over $4 billion, the English Premier League is the richest competition in international club soccer. This allows teams to afford the most expensive contracts to bring the best talent in the world on board. Let’s now find out who are the top ten highest paid players in the league!

Who are the highest paid EPL players of all time?

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo - £515,000 per week
  2. Kevin de Bruyne  - £400,00 per week
  3. David de Gea - £375,000 per week
  4. Erling Haaland - £375,000 per week
  5. Mohamed Salah - £350,000 per week
  6. Jadon Sancho - £350,000 per week
  7. Raphael Varane - £340,000 per week
  8. Raheem Sterling - £325,000 per week
  9. Jack Grealish - £300,000 per week
  10. Casemiro - £300,000 per week

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - £515,000 per week

After a legendary career between Real Madrid and Juventus, soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo decided to go back to Manchester United in the last days of the 2021 summer transfer window. The club where he rose to stardom gave him a £515,000 per week contract that will run out in June 2023.

Cristiano Ronaldo has over two hundred goal contributions for Manchester United and has won ten trophies at the club, including three EPL titles in a row from 2007 to 2009.

2. Kevin de Bruyne - £400,000 per week

The reigning Premier League Player of the Season, Kevin de Bruyne, holds the second-largest salary in the league, earning £400,000 per week. The five-year extension he signed in May 2021 will keep the Belgian Star at Manchester City up through the 2025 season.

His unmatched vision and ability to be equally good with both feet have made Kevin de Bruyne one of the most dominating players in the Premier League and the world.

3. Erling Haaland - £375,000 per week

Signed in June, Erling Braut Haaland’s move to Manchester City was one of the biggest transfers of the 2022 session. The Norwegian wonderboy moved from German side Borussia Dortmund to the Premier League, inking a five-year contract with the Citizens that pays him £375,000 per week.

Raised in Norway, Haaland has broken countless scoring records at RB Salzburg in Austria and Borussia Dortmund before securing a move to the 2021-22 English Premier League champions Manchester City.

4. David de Gea - £375,000 per week

After years of spectacular saves and Man of the Match performances, Manchester United handed Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea a six-year extension in September 2019 paying him £375,000 per week.

The contract extension will keep De Gea at Old Trafford until at least 2023, making him a top-10 player for appearances at the club. In twelve seasons as a Red Devil, David de Gea has won seven trophies, including a Premier League title in 2013.

5. Mohamed Salah - £350,000 per week

Since his arrival to Anfield in the summer of 2017, Mohamed Salah has contributed to bringing Liverpool back to domestic and international glory. After another stellar campaign in the 2021-22 season, Liverpool signed Salah to a three year extension that pays him £350,000 per week.

The Pharaoh has written his name all over the LIverpool FC history books with over two hundred goal contributions, a Premier League title, a Champions League win and many individual awards.

6. Jadon Sancho - £350,000 per week

After four seasons of magic at Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho made his way back to England, signing for Manchester United in the summer of 2021. The London-born penned a five-year contract with a £350,000 weekly salary to contribute to bringing the club back to glory.

In his young career, Jadon Sancho has become a regular member of the English national team squad while being a threat to the Premier League defenders thanks to his skills and pace.

7. Raphael Varane - £340,000 per week

The 2018 World Cup champion Raphael Varane joined Manchester United in the summer of 2021 after a trophy-filled career at Real Madrid. The Red Evils signed the French center back to a £340,000 per week contract through the 2026 season.

Raphael Varane is one of the most decorated defenders in the world, having won four Champions League titles and is a five-time world cup champion, one with France and four-times at club level with Real Madrid.

8. Raheem Sterling - £325,000 per week

Having bought the club in May of 2021, team owner Todd Boehly decided to make former Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling the new star signing for Chelsea FC. Having agreed to a five-year contract, Raheem Sterling is the new highest-paid player in the Blues’ roster, earning £325,00 per week.

Despite being under 30, Sterling already has 12 domestic titles as a Citizen and scored over 100 Premier League goals between Chelsea and Manchester City. 

9. Jack Grealish - £300,000 per week

Signed for £100 million in the summer of 2021, Jack Grealish is the most expensive transfer in English Premier League history. The former Aston Villa player signed a six-year £300,000 per week deal to keep him at Manchester City through 2027.

In just a season in the blue side of Manchester, Grealish was able to play a pivotal role in the team’s journey to their sixth Premier League title since the 2011-12 season.

10. Casemiro - £300,000 per week

Having to rebuild their defensive unit, Manchester United decided to go for another Real Madrid legend, signing Brazilian holding midfielder Casemiro on a £300,00 per week deal until 2027.

Casemiro moved to the Premier League as a five-time Champions League winner and as one of the toughest midfielders of this generation. The Brazilian has won fifteen trophies with Real Madrid, including three La Liga titles and three FIFA Club World Cups.

Honorable Mentions

  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Phil Foden
  • Reece James
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • N’Golo Kante
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Anthony Martial
  • Rodri
  • John Stones
  • Virgil Van Dijk

FAQ

Who is the highest paid EPL player currently?

Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year £515,000 per week contract tops the list of the biggest salaries in the English Premier League. His contract has an annual average value of £26.8 million, which ranks first in the whole league above Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Manchester United teammate David de Gea. However, due to the short duration of his contract, Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year deal ranks outside of the top ten for total contract value.

Who is the highest paid EPL player of all time?

Although the top six Premier League clubs brought in many new talents in the 2022 offseason, Ronaldo’s £515,000 per week salary still makes him the highest paid player in the history of the English Premier League. Ronaldo’s contract is also the holder of the biggest contract for annual average of all time in EPL history. Nonetheless, David de Gea’s six-year extension at Manchester United is the biggest contract in EPL history for total value.