The top 10 highest paid players in football revealed

first_img 9 9 9 4. Thomas Muller is paid a €13.5m salary by Bayern – Bayern clearly want to keep Muller in the Bundesliga if his reported salary is anything to go by. 9 9. Angel Di Maria and Gareth Bale are paid €11m annually by PSG and Real Madrid – Di Maria is earning big bucks since leaving Man United for the riches of PSG and he is one of four players from the French side on this list, as reported by Diario de Noticias. Bale, meanwhile, is the most expensive player in the world, but he still earns less than his more celebrated team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo. In January details of the £85m man’s contract were leaked. 9 7. Wayne Rooney: The Man United and England captain has a €11.5m salary – Rooney is the only Premier League player on here and the striker has been richly rewarded for his services to Man United. 6. Thiago Silva: Top defender earns €12m-a-year at PSG – The PSG and Brazil defender is considered to be one of the best in his position. 2. Lionel Messi is on €20m a year at Barcelona – First and second place was always going to be between Messi and Ronaldo… 5. Jackson Martinez’s new contract at Guangzhou Evergrande in China will net him €12.5m annually – Martinez only joined Atletico Madrid last summer, but could not find the kind of goal scoring form that made him such hot property during his time at Porto. Evergrande paid around £32m for him in the winter transfer window and his huge contract puts him among football’s top five earners. Kerching! Jackson Martinez is in the money after he joined Guangzhou Evergrande from Atletico Madrid.The Chinese club shelled out £32m to prise him away from Spain where he has had an unhappy spell since leaving Porto.Here, talkSPORT has looked at what the striker’s salary looks like – healthy – compared to other top earners in football.Have a look at the 10 best paid players *according to Portuguese news outlet Diario de Noticias. 9 1. Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward is on a tidy €21m-a-year – Ronaldo became Real Madrid’s record goal scorer earlier in the season and at the age of 31, is there room for one last payday? 9 9 10. Edinson Cavani: PSG striker earns €10m-a-year* – click the arrow above, right, to see the world’s highest paid players – Jackson Martinez’s transfer to Guangzhou Evergrande in China has propelled him into the list of top earners in football. According to Portuguese news outlet Diario de Noticias, Martinez will earn a huge sum of money after leaving Atletico Madrid and here, talkSPORT looks at the top 10 highest paid men, beginning with Edinson Cavani, who earns €10m annually scoring for PSG. 9 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: PSG striker’s salary is €16m – Ibrahimovic has played for Juventus, Milan, Inter, Barcelona and is still one of the world’s best strikers, which is reflected by his salary at PSG. last_img read more