The salaries of the best players continue to grow exponentially.Soccer has become a money-centric game over the years. Wages, transfer fees and earnings for the team and its players are incredible. The top five leagues are getting richer and richer with each passing year. Overall, the football industry is developing well economically. The Premier League now leads in terms of finances and purchasing power. With FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid in financial trouble, La Liga is struggling. Let’s talk about his highest paid footballers in the world in 2022.
Sadio Mane – £350,000 a week
Mane’s move to Bayern Munich came as quite a shock. Sadio Mane has decided to take on a new challenge in the German league. The winger is earning £350,000 a week, an upgrade from his previous contract at Liverpool, where his new deal makes him Germany’s highest-paid player.
Moreover, Sadio looks forward to proving his prowess soon. Senegal has already scored five goals in eight games for Bayern Munich. Despite the departure of Robert Lewandowski, Bayern’s attack remained formidable with the arrival of Mane. Mane, Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry attack options are definitely a big threat.
Mohammed Salah – £350,000
Mane’s shock departure implied that Liverpool would do everything in their power to keep Mo Salah. They did the job very well. Mohamed Salah is currently earning £350,000 a week and has a contract with Liverpool until 2025.
Now Salah is struggling a bit given his high standards. The Egyptian has only scored two goals in his six Premier League appearances. Overall, Liverpool are struggling. Liverpool lost to Manchester United and most recently to Napoli he lost 4-1. The absence of Sadio Mane may have weakened the offensive line.
Erling Haaland – £375,000
Haaland has started his 2022-23 season in style (Courtesy: Manchester City) the Norwegian youngster is on par with the likes of Kylian Mbappe in terms of talent. A player like Haaland should definitely be on this list. Haaland has signed a five-year contract with Manchester City and his salary is likely to rise each year. Many fans compared Harland to Darwin Nunez. The statement was based on a terrifying prep game that Erling struggled with. But Erling proved everyone wrong. The forward has scored 10 goals in six Premier League games so far. This included two hat-tricks.
David De Gea – £375,000
David De Gea is one of Manchester United’s most loyal and best players. The end of Manchester United is unreal. Many great players have left clubs when they were needed most. After a disappointing loss in the Europa League final, DDG’s road seemed to be over. However, David De Gea has proven himself to be one of the best goalkeepers of the past season.
The Spanish goalkeeper has conceded many goals due to United’s weak defense. Under Erik Ten Hug, the defense and the team have improved a bit. The arrival of Lisandro Martinez and the improvement of Rafael Varane have greatly helped United.
Eden Hazard – £380,000 a week
If this had been at Chelsea, Eden Hazard’s wages would have been justified…but it’s not. Hazard’s move to Real Madrid made the Spanish club one of the best attacking players in the world. However, Hazard failed, flopping in Madrid mainly due to poor health.