If you thought that the players who have the best salary were in Europe you could be surprised when you see this top 10 highest paid footballers list.
The world of football has gone crazy with so much exorbitant signing. Neymar, Coutinho, Dembele, Van Dijk. All of them are victims of the situation of a market that is getting more and more. It is not surprising that next summer there are more than the current amounts in terms of signings. And with the Chinese League as the maximum exponent.
It affects salaries. Salaries that used to be around 6 or 7 million net per year (in the days of Figo, Zidane, Ronaldo) are now in 30 or 40 million euros. Crazy!
At present, according to Marca, the highest paid soccer player in the world is Leo Messi, with a salary of 46 million euros net. Second is Tevez, with 38 million. Third is Neymar, with 36 million net.
Top 10 highest paid footballers in the world right now
- Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United, € 14.5M net)
The Red Devils invested a big capital last year to get this talented Belgian striker who was playing for Everton.In a very short time, Lukaku showed that he is worth what he gets paid because he has responded with many goals.
- Graziano Pellè (Shandong Luneng, €15M net)
Maybe you remember that Italian striker who is today one of the great stars that have the Shandong Luneng of a Chinese Super League. He arrived in 2016 from Southampton and so far has played only 41 games and scored 12 goals.
- Paul Pogba (Manchester United, €17M net)
At the time the French midfielder was one of the big hirings that made the whole of José Mourinho before the prices of the market were inflated. Now the former Juventus plays in the Premier League and has had to fight to convince the fans that it is worth what they paid for him.
- Kylian Mbappé (PSG, €18M net)
The French attacker reached a record number this year at Paris Saint Germain after a spectacular season with Monaco. The 19-year-old goalkeeper did not take long to get used to his new team and is already well understood by Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
- Hulk (Shanghai SIPG, €20M net)
The Brazilian footballer was one of the first players who took the step to play in the Russian league to win millions of euros instead of playing in Europe. However, the South American did not stop there and already went to Chinese football where he won a real fortune.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, €21M net)
In recent years the Portuguese have shown that he is considered Messi as one of the best players in the world. Now it seems that Madrid would be thinking about selling it and surely their new club will offer a juicier muhco contract.
- Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune, €22M net)
Pocho broke heart to the fans of Napoli when he decided to play in France with PSG and when he started losing minutes decided to sign with the Chinese team where he earns millions of euros every month.
- Óscar (Shanghai SIPG, €24M net)
The former Chelsea man was tried by several large teams of the old continent however won the picture of the Chinese Super League with its millions of euros which managed to convince at the wheel to sign his new contract.
- Neymar (PSG, €36M net)
Last summer the Brazilian striker was sold to PSG in a record number that will be very difficult for someone to break in the near future. Now the former Barcelona seems much happier to play out of the shadow of Messi and already rumors of a possible Madrid interest sound.
- Carlos Tevez (Shanghai Shenhua €38M net)
And in the second place, the Argentine player Carlos Tevez the 2nd highest paid football player in the world won the lottery when he went to play for Shanghai Shenhua. Tevez’s salary is €38M, just to put things in perspective. The Argentine striker, ex-Corinthians, is the 2nd highest paid soccer player.
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona, €50M net)
Not for nothing the Argentine striker Catalan box is considered the best player in the world and one of the best in the history of football. With his new contract with Barça, La Pulga became the highest paid player in the world.