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Top 10 overpaid footballers in the world right now

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238.89K   //    08 Feb 2018, 14:11 IST

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Who is the most overpaid footballer in the world?

In recent years, the transfer market has been blamed for destroying the beauty of football. The excessive inflow of money to buy footballers has seen a staggering amount of cash being splashed in the market.

That insanity isn't limited only to the transfers as player wages have also become a part of it. A lot of footballers, these days, command salaries that are worth more than the output they provide on the pitch.

Overpaying players is a growing trend, especially in the newly formed competitions like the Chinese Super League, which aims at bringing high-profile players in order to increase its viewership and gain some relevance.

However, It isn't only the Chinese clubs these days. The European superpowers have also started giving in to footballers' irrational wage demands.

As a result, a number of footballers end up getting wages that they actually don't deserve. Without further ado, let's have a look at ten such players who are overpaid in the current era.


#10 James Milner (£120,000-per-week)

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
James Milner earns the exact amount as Mohammed Salah at Liverpool

James Milner joined Liverpool from Manchester City in 2015, in order to experience regular first-team football. However, three years down the line, history seems set to repeat.

The Englishman had 40 games under his belt last season scoring 7 goals. In this season, however, he has found regular game time hard to come by. Out of the 21 league games that he has played, 11 have come as a substitute. As a result, he has scored only once in 27 appearances and produced 7 assists.

But, in spite of being sidelined to the fringes, the 32-year-old is earning exactly what Mohammed Salah earns at the club.The Egyptian is contending for the Golden Boot this season and has already passed the 20-goal barrier while the Englishman is rapidly advancing towards the twilight of his career.

In addition to that, he is also earning more than regular first-team players like Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Emre Can. His wages should definitely receive a cut, don't you think?

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