Paul Pogba is now the highest-paid player in the English Premier League, after his world-record move to Manchester United.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who has signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit, will earn £290,000 a week.
It is a huge jump from £65,000 a week his agent, Mino Raiola, demanded from the club in 2012, before he left for Juventus. At that time, Sir Alex Ferguson was alarmed by such demands for a young player, who only made seven first-team appearances – all as a substitute.
Pogba will now earn more than United captain, Wayne Rooney and fellow summer arrival, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Manchester dominates the top 10 earners in the EPL, with City having Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Raheem Sterling. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Eden Hazard of Chelsea also make the list.
TOP 10 PREMIER LEAGUE EARNERS
1: PAUL POGBA (MAN UNITED)
£290,000 a week until 2021 with a further year’s option
2: WAYNE ROONEY (MAN UNITED)
£260,000 a week until 2019
3: ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC (MAN UNITED)
£250,000 a week until 2017
4: SERGIO AGUERO (MAN CITY)
£240,000 a week until 2019, talks over new deal ongoing
5: YAYA TOURE (MAN CITY)
£240,000 a week until 2017
6: EDEN HAZARD (CHELSEA)
£220,000 a week until 2020
7: DAVID SILVA (MAN CITY)
£200,000 a week until 2019
8: MESUT OZIL (ARSENAL)
£190,000 a week until 2018, talks over a new deal ongoing
9: DAVID DE GEA (MAN UNITED)
£185,000 a week until 2019
10: RAHEEM STERLING (MAN CITY)
£180,000 a week until 2020
*All estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments
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