- David de Gea joined Manchester United in 2011 from Spanish club Atletico Madrid
- The Manchester United goalkeeper is the highest paid footballer in England
- Arsenal new signing Thomas Partey who earns £260,000 (about R5 million) weekly is also in the top 20
David de Gea is English Premier League’s highest-earning player, with the goalkeeper taking home £37
Six players who moved to the English top-flight during the just concluded transfer window have made the list of the top 20 highest earners.
No doubt, following the pandemic, the football business has been severely hit financially, however clubs in England spent about £1.2 billion to bring in new players.
The statistics have shown that all players in the top 20 earners’ list are members of squads in the top 2.
And six of the players who teams spent money on also contribute to a list of the top 20 earners that is completely filled with players from the top six.
Here are the top 20 Premier League players that make up the weekly wage charts according to GiveMeSport - Weekly pay
20. Timo Werner, Chelsea - £179,000 (about N88million)
19. Roberto Firmino, Liverpool - £180,000 (about N89million)
18. Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal - £182,051 (about N90million)
17. Ben Chilwell, Chelsea - £190,000 (about N94million)
16. Willian, Arsenal - £192,308
12. Tanguay Ndombele, Spurs - £200,000
12. Marcus Rashford, Manchester United - £200,000
12. Harry Kane, Spurs - £200,000
12. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool - £200,000
11. Edinson Cavani, Manchester United - £210,000
10. Gareth Bale, Spurs - £220,000
9. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City - £230,135
7. Anthony Martial, Manchester United - £250,000
7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal - £250,000
6. Thomas Partey, Arsenal - £260,000
5. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal - £268,750
4. Paul Pogba, Manchester United - £290,000
3. Raheem Sterling, Manchester City - £300,000
2. Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester City - £320,833
1. David de Gea, Manchester United - £375,000
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that South African Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa said he intends on intervening in Cricket South Africa (CSA) unless they give him a reason not to.
The minister has given CSA until 27 October to put forth their defence to prevent him from intervening.
His declaration comes after the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) instructed the CSA board and executive to move aside while an examination concerning their monetary and administration undertakings went on. Orlando Pirates signs Richard Ofori, Maritzburg United boss confirms The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been informed about Mthethwa's plans, meaning they can sanction a national board which could result in the banning of international play.
Mthethwa said he had reached a point where he saw "no value in any further engagement with CSA":
"The ball is now firmly in the court of CSA."
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