EPL 2016/17: Top 10 highest paid players in the Premier League

22-year-old Raheem Sterling earned a bumper contract when he moved from Liverpool to Manchester City

#4 Yaya Toure – £220,000 per week

Toure is the highest paid Manchester City player in their current squad

Another player who has not found as much game time as he would like to makes the list of top earners in the Premier League – the Ivory Coast superstar Yaya Toure comes into the list at 4th spot with a weekly wage of £220,000.

Toure was frozen out of the team at the start of the season by Pep Guardiola and endured several months without first team football. However, the player has worked on his fitness and forced his way back into the Manchester City that seems to lack the spine in midfield and has made an immediate positive impact.

The 32-year-old has been a rather dominant presence in the middle of the park while continuing to find the back of the net time and again to help his side’s chances in the league. The long-term trouble for the club seems imminent with age catching up with him and its time Guardiola brought someone in to replace the former Barcelona man.

#3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – £220,000 per week

Ibrahimovic was signed on a free transfer from PSG in the summer by Jose Mourinho

What a steal Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been for Manchester United! The 35-year-old, who conquered France with PSG before joining Manchester United in the summer of 2016 was touted by many to be finished and ill-suited to the Premier League only to prove his detractors wrong.

‘Ibra’ has continued with his phenomenal form in front of goal, having notched up 23 goals and 5 assists. His odd misfiring aside, he is one of the main reasons the Manchester club remain in contention for a Champions League spot for the upcoming season.

Having cost his current side nothing in terms of transfer fee, his weekly wage of £220,000 seems like a bargain compared to the other players on this list. Given his performances, we would not be surprised if the club decides to extend his contract by another year while they seek to develop the younger players available to them.

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