Wayne Rooney is highest paid player in Premier League, Mesut Özil only Arsenal player in Top 10 [Mail]

The Daily Mail have published a list of the highest paid Premier League players, which makes for interesting reading in the context of this new Premier League season.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney tops the list, and will earn a staggering 73m pounds on his current deal.

Considering how poor Rooney’s been so far this season (excluding his penalties for England), it’s hard to reconcile with the fact that he’s the best paid player in the league.

The rest of the top 10 is made up of Manchester City and Chelsea players, and amazingly, just one Arsenal player features.

Mesut Ozil is the only Gunner, coming in at 6th place with his 190,000 pounds a week, which reflects Arsenal’s famously parsimonious wage policy.

Premier League newcomer Kevin De Bruyne, who signed for Man City from Wolfsburg this summer, already features on the top 10, coming at 9th place.

Below is the full list from the Mail:

1. Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) £260,000-a-week

Five-year deal signed in 2014

2. Sergio Aguero (Man City) £240k

Five-year deal signed in 2014

 Yaya Toure (Man City) £240k

Four-year deal signed in 2013

4. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) £220k

Five-year deal signed in 2015

5. David Silva (Man City) £200k

Five-year deal signed in 2014

6. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £190k

Five-year deal signed in 2013

7. Raheem Sterling (Man City) £180k

Five-year deal signed in 2015

8. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) £170k

Five-year deal signed in 2014

9. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) £170k

Six-year deal signed in 2015

10. John Terry (Chelsea) £160k

One-year deal signed in 2015

* All estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments


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