Manchester City star Erling Haaland tops the Premier League’s list of highest earners this season, with the Norwegian’s post-bonus salary far exceeding the wages earned by Liverpool team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Mo Salah.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a stunning first campaign at the Etihad since joining Man City in a £51m move from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
Mail Sport revealed in October that Haaland’s base salary was in line with other high-earners at City, but substantial and almost guaranteed bonuses see his weekly salary top the £850,000 mark.
Here, Sports Mail looks at the top 10 earners in the elite.
All figures were independently obtained, but some of the figures provided are approximations and not exact figures.
Man City star Erling Haaland is the Premier League’s highest paid player this season
Erling Haaland (Man City) – £865,000 per week
Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm this season with the Norwegian unsurprisingly scooping the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award.
The award came weeks after breaking Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s record for most goals in a Premier League season, after scoring his 35th of the campaign against West Ham.
Haaland, who has scored 52 goals in 48 appearances this season, will be looking to fire City to a hat-trick.
The reigning Premier League champions edge closer to a fifth title in six years as they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals and vie with Man United in the FA Cup final.
Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – £385,000-a-week
Kevin De Bruyne follows his Man City team-mate, with the Belgian continuing to play a vital role for Pep Guardiola’s side.
The 31-year-old’s absence from the team on several occasions this season has been questioned by pundits but De Bruyne has been instrumental in the final weeks of the campaign.
De Bruyne has scored 10 goals and provided 27 assists so far this season, as he has now passed the 350 appearance mark for City.
Mo Salah is Liverpool’s biggest earner after signing a £385,000-a-week deal last summer
Mo Salah (Liverpool) – £385,000 per week
Liverpool talisman Mo Salah is unsurprisingly the club’s top earner, with the Egyptian having played a central role in their recent success.
Salah put pen to paper on a new deal last July, with improved terms approaching 400,000 a week. The deal will keep the striker at Anfield until June 2025.
Salah is the Premier League’s fourth top scorer this season with 19 goals, while he has also provided 10 assists. His contribution was key to Liverpool’s late charge towards the Champions League places.
Casemiro (Man United) – £375,000 per week
The Brazil international midfielder has played a crucial role since moving to Manchester United from Real Madrid for £60million last summer.
Casemiro played 49 games for the Red Devils in all competitions, although he was banned for seven domestic games after receiving two consecutive red cards.
The 31-year-old scored the opening goal in United’s Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle and will be aiming to lift the FA Cup.
United will face rivals Man City in the first all-Manchester FA Cup final at Wembley next month.
David de Gea (Man United) – £375,000 per week
The Man United stopper remains among the highest paid players in the Premier League but is unlikely to stay in the top 10 for much longer.
De Gea is expected to agree a new contract to stay at Old Trafford, with his existing deal expiring at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old, who has kept 16 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, must take a £375,000-a-week wage cut to stay at Man United.
David de Gea is set to take a £375,000-a-week pay cut to extend his Man United deal
Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) – £350,000-a-week
Sterling has signed a five-year contract at Chelsea after completing a £50m move from Manchester City last summer.
The England international reportedly saw the £300,000-a-week salary he was earning at City increase significantly when he moved to Stamford Bridge.
Sterling is yet to reach the same heights at Chelsea amid the Blues’ struggles this season.
The striker scored just nine goals in 36 appearances in his debut campaign at the club.
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, on loan at Inter Milan) – £325,000-a-week
Sterling reportedly overtook Romelu Lukaku as the Blues’ top earner when he joined the club.
The Belgian striker spent the season on loan at Inter Milan. His move last summer came just a year after completing a £98million move from Inter to Chelsea.
Lukaku is set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer, with the Blues facing a major decision over whether he will be included in their first-team plans.
The club could face a challenge if they decide to sell the 30-year-old, given his salary was believed to be between £325,000 and £450,000 a week depending on bonuses.
Chelsea face major decision over Romelu Lukaku’s future when loan to Inter Milan expires
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £300,000-a-week
Van Dijk has led the Liverpool defense since his £75million move from Southampton in January 2018.
The Dutch defender was a transformative signing for the Reds, with his performances crucial in helping Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League a year later.
Van Dijk was named PFA Player of the Year in 2019, while also making the Team of the Year three times.
The 31-year-old admitted his performances have plummeted this season amid Liverpool’s difficult campaign but vowed to return to his consistent best.
Jack Grealish (Man City) – £300,000-a-week
Grealish became the Premier League’s first £100m footballer in the summer of 2021 when he moved from Aston Villa to Man City.
The England star has established himself in City’s squad this season, playing an important role in their pursuit of top honours.
Grealish recently signed the most lucrative starter deal ever given to a British footballer when he became the face of Puma – signing a £10m-a-season contract.
He’s also signed a £10m deal with Gucci and has a sponsorship with boohooMan which is worth around £1m.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £300,000 a week
The England captain is unsurprisingly Tottenham’s biggest earner, with Kane continuing to perform at the highest level despite the club’s turmoil.
Kane has broken Tottenham and England goalscoring records in recent months, with the 29-year-old striker of 27 Premier League goals only bettered by Haaland this season.
Kane’s latest strike saw him move 50 goals behind Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260.
The Spurs star is set to enter the final 12 months of the six-year deal he signed in 2018.
Speculation continues to mount over his future with Manchester United, with Bayern Munich and PSG having been linked with Kane, as he eyes the first silverware of his career.
Speculation surrounds Harry Kane’s future as he approaches the final year of his contract with Spurs