ISL 2017/18: 5 highest paid players in the Indian Super League
The cash registers are ringing for these star players this season.
The ISL has been home to some of the world's best players over the course of its four years in existence, making it a unique mix of local and foreign talent that has been widely noticed on the world stage.
One of the reasons that the ISL continues to attract some of the world's best players even now is the ability to be able to pay huge sums of money to top players for them to either kick-start their careers or perhaps call it a day in the Indian subcontinent.
Not generally considered a common place to play football, India wouldn't normally be the go-to option for any established footballer to further his playing career. However, all that has changed after the ISL's magnetic pull egged on by fans and league management alike.
There is no doubt that the fans play a major role in bringing a player to a club, but the deciding factor is most often than not, the ability of the club to meet the monetary demands of the player.
In just a few years time, ISL has managed to put forth a lucrative economic plan in place for its players and the results are there for all to see. So here are some of the highest paid players in the ISL today:
#5 Emiliano Alfaro - $318,479 (Rs 2.02 Cr)
Life in India has been fairly conducive to the demands of Uruguayan star Emiliano Alfaro. The 29-year-old made his name in his native country with Uruguayan club Liverpool and later earned a move to Lazio. He joined ISL in 2016 and immediately made waves at NorthEast United.
A flurry of goals soon followed, and after a brief spell out of the country, Alfaro is back in India with FC Pune City where the goals seem to be flowing again. His fee seems valid looking at the goals he scores and the Pune faithful wouldn't mind him earning the big bucks as long as he ensures the back of the net keeps bulging on a regular basis.