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5 highest paid players in Premier League: Man Utd dominate the list

Karan Bhati
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4. Mesut Özil

Pay: £306,250 weekly ($20.9 million annually)

Team: Arsenal

Position: Midfielder

Country: Germany

Contract: Three-year deal worth £63.7 million ($83.1 million).

Ozil after the early exit of germany from the world cup.
Ozil after the early exit of germany from the world cup.

Second on the list is Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil, who is believed to make $20.9 million annually. Özil is one of the most well-respected and expensive German players in history however, the midfielder announced last month that he would be retiring from the German national team citing "racism and disrespect."


1. Alexis Sanchez

Pay: £315,000 weekly ($21.5 million annually)

Team: Manchester United

Position: Forward

Country: Chile

Contract: Four-year deal worth £81.9 million ($106.9 million).

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

United employs three of the five highest-paid players in the Premier League: Alexis Sanchez, Pogba and Lukaku. The Chilean topped the list as the highest-paid player in the Premier League, with an estimated earnings of $21.5 million.

The former Arsenal player, Sanchez would be keen to revive his form after a rather subdued start to his career at Old Trafford.

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