Premier League

5 Highest-Paid Strikers in the Premier League

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world / Carlos Rodrigues/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 six highest-paid forwards in the English top-flight.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - £510,000-a-week

Cristiano Ronaldo - Soccer Player
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It comes as no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo tops this list, considering that the Portugal icon has been one of the highest-paid footballers in the world throughout his career.

However, there is no doubt that Ronaldo is worth every penny and it will be interesting to see whether he can lead Manchester United to a trophy on his much-anticipated return.

2. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £325,000-a-week

Romelu Lukaku
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Chelsea added to their favourites tag by re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, with the club paying a staggering £97.5million for his services. The Belgian has established himself as one of the best strikers in the world over the past couple of years, and he would itching to prove himself to the club - especially since he is pocketing a cool £325,000-a-week in wages.

3. Timo Werner (Chelsea) - £272,000-a-week

Timo Werner
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A player who came in for major criticism for his performances in his debut season is Timo Werner, with the striker struggling to find the back of the net, as seen by only 12 goals he managed last season.

The German is paid a massive wage and he will need to improve on his finishing if he has to win the trust of the fans in the 2021/22 campaign.

4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) - £250,000-a-week

Pierre-emerick Aubameyang
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal's highest-paid player, but it is fair to say that he has not lived up to the money he is paid, especially in the 2020/21 season.

The Gabon skipper had a poor last season by his standards, managing to score 15 goals in all competitions and he will need to step-up if the Gunners are to compete for trophies.

5. Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) - £250,000-a-week

Edinson Cavani
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - Premier League / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

United signed Edinson Cavani on high wages in order to get his much needed experience in front of goal in 2020, with the Uruguayan enjoying a fairly decent debut season.

While the player extended his deal for another year, Ronaldo's arrival will mean that he will struggle for gametime this season.