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5 Best Paid Players in La Liga

Who tops the list?
Who tops the list?
Karan Bhati
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Although the average wage of premier league is higher than that of La Liga, the best-paid players in the world still reside in Spain.

There are 39 La Liga players who earn more than £100,000-a-week, 17 are more than £200,000-a-week and eight earn more than £ 300,000-a-week.

Who is the highest earning player in Spain 2018? Who is the highest earning player in the Spanish La Liga 2018? The Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the second highest paid player in the La Liga. Who is the highest earning player in Spanish La Liga 2018?

Here's a look at five best-paid players in Spain at the moment.

Source ( TotalSportek.com and Sport.es via Express)


#5 Phillipe Coutinho (£240,000/week)

After signing for Barcelona.
Coutinho has scored three goals after signing for Barcelona

In fifth place is Brazilian playmaker Phillipe Coutinho who only arrived in La Liga with Barcelona in January.

The transfer of Coutinho from Liverpool cost Barca more than 105 million pounds making him the third most expensive footballer of all time.

Coutinho is a little magician capable of playing on either flank or through the middle, he has brilliant technique, hat full of tricks and a wicked long shot.

He scored three goals in 12 games since arriving at Camp Nou and with the brilliance of Mohamed Salah for Liverpool meant they haven't felt his departure as heavily as one would have expected.

#4 Luis Suarez (£290,000/week)

He is simply the best striker.
He is simply the best striker.

Another South American who left Liverpool for Barcelona to add to Coutinho, is centre-forward Luis Suarez.

The 31-year-old was absolutely sensational in his final season at Anfield winning the Premier League golden boot with 31 goals in 33 games.

Since heading to the La Liga, Suarez has had even more fruitful campaign after breaking the Messi Ronaldo duopoly over the La Liga top scorer title in 2015-16 when he scored 40 league goals and 59 in all competitions.

Suarez is Uruguay's all-time leading goal scorer and he has 24 goals in 40 outings for Barcelona this season.

#3 Gareth Bale (£350,000/week)

He recently became the top scorer for the Wales.
He recently became the top scorer forWales

Gareth Bale is the third best-paid player in La Liga. Bale became the most expensive football player in the history when he joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013.

On the face of it, Bale has done very well winning 10 trophies, including three champions league, in less than five years at the Bernabeu.

In truth, however, Bale had a tricky injury-stricken season in which his stock has fallen to the point where he is no longer a key man for Zinedine Zidane and he is the man who has been compared to Messi and Ronaldo only a couple years ago.

That being said Bale's talent is obvious and if he can shake off his injuries and get back to his best, he does deserve to be one the best-paid players on the planet.

#2 Cristiano Ronaldo (£365,000 (After Tax))

One of the best in the history of game.
One of the best in the history of the game.

Unsurprisingly there is a fair gap between third and a second in this five. Ronaldo is quite rightly one of the best-paid footballers on the planet. An absolute force of nature even at 33, Ronaldo is still one of the best players on the planet.

He had very cleverly modified his game using his brilliant movement, anticipation and dead-eyed ability in front of goal to ensure that the years don't hit him too hard. Evidently, it worked as Ronaldo scored 42 goals last season and he will better that tally this term since he already has 37 goals in 35 outings to his name, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo has averaged better than a goal a game at Madrid.

He is undoubtedly one of the most effective players in football history and whatever you think about wages in football Ronaldo is worth more than this at Madrid.

#1 Lionel Messi (£500,000/week)

This man is unplayeble.
This man is unplayable.

In the top spot as both the best player in La Liga and the best-paid player in the world, it wouldn't be justice if Lionel Messi didn't earn more than anyone else in the world.

A man without competition in the modern game, currently aged 30, and we are now happy to describe Messi as the greatest footballer of all time as we are incredibly lucky to watch this genius take the field every week and will badly miss him when he hangs up his boots.

Messi is the most prolific goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues and he has the most assists since records were introduced, but the numbers really don't do him justice. Messi combines being an absolute joy to watch along with being ruthlessly effective at goal scoring and is a creative force.

He is the best goal scorer, passer, dribbler and comfortably one of the most intelligent players in world football. Messi's all-around game has never been better and he tops both La Liga's scoring chart and assists chart yet again this season.

Edited by Zeeshan Ali
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