ISL 2017/18: 5 highest paid midfielders
ISL clubs paid a lot of money to hire the services of these playmakers.
The ISL has given us many memorable moments since the league came into existence in the year 2014. The idea of having India's best players exposed to the quality of foreign legends was the main premise behind having marquee players in the first few seasons and it turned out to be a big hit.
Now that the league is growing and is in its fourth year, Indian talents are starting to shine and foreigners, who are in their prime, are coming to play in India.
It makes for some interesting reading when you have the details of earnings of each ISL player. No doubt that strikers earn the most since scoring goals is of primary concern, but midfielders are vital in setting up the goals and hence are priceless in their own rights.
Here are the highest paid midfielders of ISL 4:
#5 Sameehg Doutie - $209,670 (Rs 1.3 Crore)
South African talent Sameehg Doutie made his name in India during a stint with two-time champions ATK. This time Doutie is playing for newbies Jamshedpur FC. The versatile midfielder is yet to light the stage up this season as he has made a handful of appearances but it is clear that the Jamshedpur FC management thought highly of him, offering him well above a crore for his services this season.
Doutie has the ability to pull the strings in midfield and can be considered a manager's dream with his work ethic and willingness to get on the ball.