At the end of the day, footballers are also humans. It is their livelihood and just like any other bureaucrat who is paid for the service he extends, footballers also are, for the effort they put in every day, for the commitment they show, for the accolades they achieve and of course, for the pure passion they have for the beautiful game.
Over the last couple of years, we have seen player values soar and the world transfer record being broken- not once, but twice.
Transfer fees have rocketed and the situation has escalated to an extent that we expect the transfer record to be broken in every transfer window.
As a result, players have started demanding more wages, because, even if their parent club is unwilling to meet the demands, another club may be willing to, and the player can seek a move away.
With the lure of bumper pay packages in the foreign leagues, especially in the Chinese League, money is being injected into football from all spheres.
So it is an interesting time to look at five players who are plying their trade in the Premier League and who are earning not more than £10,000-a-week.
Note: All the figures taken from www.spotrac.com
#5 Declan Rice (West Ham United)
West Ham has been below average all season, but if there was one shining light emanating from the Hammers' camp, it is young Declan Rice. The 19-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season this year.
Promoted from West Ham's own academy, the defender has shown so much promise this season and is a fan-favourite at the club.
He has made 27 appearances in all competitions, 19 of them coming in the league. He was voted as the Hammers' Young Player of The Year in 2017 and has earned a call-up to the Republic Of Ireland national team as well.
He currently earns only £2,500-a-week and West Ham are planning to offer him a mega pay rise, and rightly so. There is every chance that we can see him playing for one of the top teams in England in the future.