15 Highest Paid Players In The Premier League
Which Premier League star is taking home the most dough?
Profligate Premier League champions Manchester City have recently tied most of their biggest stars down to new contracts, with captain Vincent Kompany and midfield duo David Silva and Samir Nasri earning bumper new deals. When you put their wages together, the trio take home a combined £520,000-a-WEEK. Welcome to the wacky world of the Premiership where stars are awarded with heaps of cash for the pleasure of kicking around a bag of air once every weekend (or twice a week if they're in the Champions League, the poor souls). England's topflight clubs pay recession-defying, eye-watering figures to their biggest stars, with the division's biggest earner picking up a pay-packet that could probably rescue a third world country from poverty twice over. But then, the Premier League has always been about commercial revenue. Since its inception in 1992, the league has gone on to generate a reported 2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights with its 20 members playing 38 matches each, totalling 380 matches throughout the season. As such, players are paid handsomely to make the magic happen, though some take home sickeningly-high sums. The lowest-paid player on this list rakes in "just" £120,000-a-week while our No.1 pulls in a figure you simply have to see to believe. Here, we take a look at the 15 Highest Paid Players In The Premier League.