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5 footballers underpaid at their club

Kunal Wadhwa
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1.44K   //    11 Jan 2019, 15:45 IST

For some people the grass indeed is greener on the other side.
For some
people
the grass indeed is greener on the other side.

Now let’s be fair, being a professional footballer pays quite handsomely. With the ever growing popularity of the sport on a global scale, it’s natural that the “superstars” of the game are gifted an absolute fortune to showcase their skills. One look at the lifestyles of some of them (the likes of Christiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba instantly jump into our minds) and anyone could be blinded by the glimmers and shine of the limelight.

Even your average "pub" league players earn enough to make a living out the sport that they love(some do even better than that). But as is the case with everything, some people perhaps don’t get the fair share of the pie. So here’s a list of 5 footballers who probably deserve a fatter paycheck from their respective club and unless loyalty is the sole driving factor, expect them to jump shift for greener pastures in the near future.

(Note- Of course a large number of Tottenham players haven’t been included. I mean, they have a huge stadium to build after all.)


#5 Mauro Icardi (£78k per week)

Playing for Argentina as a forward can be a thankless job given the wealth of talent that they always possess. However, the stats back Icardi as currently one of the elite strikers in Europe.

Playing for Inter Milan, the Argentinean has smashed 15 goals and provided 2 assists from 22 appearances this season, making an approximate goal contribution every 138 minutes. While his weekly salary is more than enough to prevent depending on hot dogs for daily survival, it rather seems just a matter of time before a giant club lures him away from Italy.

A Premier League stationing seems the likeliest route for the striker but Real Madrid might also look at him as their next marquee signing.

 

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