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Top 6 overpaid players in the world

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Dembele has to do more to justify his wages

Footballers get paid a lot of money and are therefore able to treat themselves to a lavish lifestyle. Hence they often get a lot of stick for locking themselves away in a bubble far from the fans and the life around the club.

But there is great wage disparity in the world of football. Some players get paid a lot less than they should and some players get paid way more than they should be earning. This essentially comes down to a club's financial strength, the player's abilities and a few other factors.

Let's take a look at 5 players who are overpaid:

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#6 Ousmane Dembele - £220,000/week

Ousmane Dembele has not exactly lit up the world after his ridiculously expensive move to FC Barcelona. He missed the greater part of the season due to a hamstring injury.

Though he has offered sparks of brilliance sporadically, they have not come at a rate that you'd expect from a player who earns £220,000 per week. There is no questioning Dembele's talent but in a team where Andres Iniesta earns £165,000/week, he sticks out like a sore thumb.

He has scored 3 goals from 16 appearances and that's not the kind of return you'd want from the player you broke the bank to sign up.

Maybe Dembele will come to his own in the coming years and will justify the enormous amount of money that he is being paid. But as things stand, the 21-year-old is one of the most overpaid players in the world right now.

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