5 Highest-Paid Midfielders in the Premier League

Arjun Singh Devgan
Kevin De Bruyne is the highest-paid midfielder in the Premier League
Kevin De Bruyne is the highest-paid midfielder in the Premier League / Visionhaus/Getty Images

The Premier League is arguably the most competitive league in the world and without doubt the richest league in the sport, courtesy of the money they get through television revenue and due to the staggering amount of fans that follow the league.

Clubs in England are some of the richest in the sport and hence can attract top players by offering them high wages and salaries. Here, we take a look at the five highest-paid midfielders in the English top-flight.

1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £400,000-a-week

Kevin De Bruyne
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Kevin De Bruyne is without doubt the best midfielder in the world, with the Belgian putting on brilliant performances for both club and country on a consistent basis for well over three years now.

The 30-year-old who signed a new deal with Manchester City recently earns a staggering £400,000-a-week, with there being no doubt that he is worth every penny as seen by his amazing skills on the field.

2. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) - £300,000-a-week

Jack Grealish
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That City paid £100million for Jack Grealish's signature goes to show how highly rated he is, with the England midfielder one of the most exciting players in the world at present.

The 25-year-old who was a talismanic presence for Aston Villa, has already started well for his new club, and looks set to pull the strings for his new club as the season progresses.

3. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) - £290,000-a-week

Ngolo Kante
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N'Golo Kante has established himself as a key player for both club and country, with the midfielder's work-rate and defensive acumen leading him to be hailed across the world.

The Frenchman has been at the heart of all of Chelsea's success in the recent past, with his performances earning him iconic status at Stamford Bridge.

4. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - £290,000-a-week

Paul Pogba
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Paul Pogba has come in for criticism for his performances among fans and pundits, but there is no doubt that he remains one of the best players at Manchester United.

The Frenchman can be brilliant on his day, but has remained wildly inconsistent since returning back to Old Trafford.

5. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) - £200,000-a-week

Thomas Partley
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It came as a surprise to many that Thomas Partey decided to move to Arsenal, considering that a number of top European clubs were interested in signing him.

The Ghanaian is one of the best players in his position, but is yet to make a mark for the Gunners as he has struggled with injuries during his time in England.