5 Highest-Paid Right-Backs in the Premier League

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is the highest-paid right-back in the Premier League
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is the highest-paid right-back in the Premier League / Catherine Ivill/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 right-backs in the English top-flight.

1. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - £180,000-a-week

Trent Alexander-Arnold
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Considered by many to be the best attacking full-back in the Premier League and one of the best in the world, Trent Alexander-Arnold has impressed greatly for Liverpool over the past three years.

The England international is just 22-years-old, with many tipping him to transition to midfield as his career progresses as they believe he has all the tools at his disposal to become one of the best in the centre of the park.

2. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) - £110,000-a-week

Kyle Walker - Soccer Player - Born 1990
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Kyle Walker has established himself as a consistent option at the right for both club and country, with the player one of the first names on the team-sheet under Pep Guardiola and Gareth Southgate.

The 31-year-old has been a key part of Manchester City's success in the recent past, and will once again be expected to step up this season.

3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) - £90,000-a-week

Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - Premier League / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Known for his tackling and defensive acumen, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is arguably the best defensive right-back in the Premier League - which works well for Manchester United in certain situations.

However, the 23-year-old struggles to contribute in attack and that is something the player needs to work on if he is to become a regular for both club and country.

4. Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace) - £80,769-a-week

Nathaniel Clyne
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Crystal Palace took a punt by signing Nathaniel Clyne in 2020 and while he is yet to rediscover the form that he showed almost five years back, he still can be a dependable presence on the field.

The 30-year-old might not be the same player he was at Liverpool, but he does offer experience, something which Palace desperately need.

5. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) - £80,000-a-week

Joao Cancelo
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The most expensive right-back in football history, Joao Cancelo has been worth every penny after a poor start to life in England. The Portugese star offers both creativity and solidity on the wings, and is a perfect player for the system used by Pep Guardiola.