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

#2 Wayne Rooney – £250,000 per week

Rooney signed his last contract under David Moyes

Wayne Rooney was awarded a blockbuster deal by his current employers when he threatened to quit the club. While the former Evertonian might not be as threatening a presence in attack, he seems to have adapted to his new role as his side’s attacking midfielder.

The Manchester United captain has scored four goals and assisted another eight (an indication of him settling in well into his leading playmaker role) and seems to be headed towards ending his career at Old Trafford. However, not everyone has been impressed with his performances with many deeming his high weekly wages he makes the first team ahead of several other, more deserved players.

His current contract with the club expires at the end of the 2018-19 season by when he will be 34 years of age, and unless he can age as well as Zlatan has, we expect him to be on the move.

#1 Paul Pogba – £290,000 per week

Pogba’s £290,000 salary makes him the highest-paid footballer in England

It would come as no surprise to many that Wayne Rooney’s latest colleague, Paul Pogba, is the highest paid player in the League. Manchester United paid a hefty fee in the region of £89 million to acquire his services, and Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, would have left no stone unturned to ensure his client got the best of the best. Manchester United obliged by making him the highest paid player in the league by offering him a package that allows him to take home a whopping £290,000 every week.

Pogba has blown hot and cold at times, often leading several Manchester United fans as well as opposition fans into questioning the amount of money the club paid for him.

However, it must be noted that over the course of the last few weeks, the player seems to have regained his mojo and we believe he is on track to becoming one of the finest central midfielders to have graced the Premier League.

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