A Look at the Highest-Paid XI in the Premier League

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

The Premier League is without doubt the most competitive and richest league in the world, with some of the best players in the world plying their trade in England. There is no doubt that the amount of money present in the league helps the clubs lure top players as they are able to pay the staggering wages of players they sign.

Here, we take a look at highest-paid XI in the Premier League.

1. GK - David de Gea (Man United) - £375,000-per-week

David de Gea
Southampton v Manchester United - Premier League / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

While David de Gea has come in for criticism for his form over the past couple of seasons, there is no doubt that he was the best player for the club especially between 2013 to 2018.

His performances have led to him being paid a staggering £375,000-per-week, the most for a goalkeeper in the Premier League.

2. RB - Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - £180,000-per-week

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool v Burnley - Premier League / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Many consider Trent Alexander-Arnold to be the best attacking right-back in the world, with the youngster excelling for Liverpool in the recent past. The England international is the highest-paid right-back in the league and considering that he is only 22-years-old, his wages will only increase in the near future.

3. CB - Raphael Varane (Man United) - £340,000-per-week

Raphael Varane
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - Premier League / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Manchester United managed somewhat of a coup after they managed to lure Raphael Varane to Old Trafford from Real Madrid. The Frenchman who is widely considered to be one of the best defenders of his generation, has won everything there is to win in the sport and judging from his debut performance - he has already settled well in England.

4. CB - John Stones (Man City) - £250,000-per-week

John Stones
Italy v England - UEFA Euro 2020: Final / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

John Stones rejuvenated his career at Manchester City last season after being written off, with it even being reported that the defender was set to leave the club.

However, he showed everyone why he is so highly rated by making himself indispensable for both club and country and recently signed a new deal which will keep him at the Etihad till 2026.

5. LB - Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) - £190,000-per-week

Ben Chilwell
Chelsea v Crystal Palace - Premier League / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Ben Chilwell enjoyed a brilliant debut campaign for Chelsea last season, playing a key role in their Champions League triumph with the left-back making 42 appearances in all competitions.

The 24-year-old is the highest-paid left-back in the league, and it will be interesting to see how his career pans out at Stamford Bridge.

6. CM - Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) - £400,000-per-week

Kevin De Bruyne
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne is without doubt the best midfielder in the world and the Belgian has been the best for over two-three years now. He has been key to all of Manchester City's success in the recent past, and worth every penny he earns on a weekly basis at the club.

7. CM - Paul Pogba (Man United) - £290,000-per-week

Paul Pogba
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - Premier League / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Manchester United signed Paul Pogba in 2016 for a then world record fee amid great expectations and it is safe to say that the Frenchman has failed to live up to his huge price-tag so far.

The midfielder has enjoyed a mixed six seasons at Old Trafford, though there is no doubt that he is a match-winner on his day.

8. RM - Jack Grealish (Man City) - £300,000-per-week

Jack Grealish
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Manchester City made Jack Grealish the most expensive English player when they paid Aston Villa £100million for his signature, with the attacking midfielder signing a six-year deal worth £300,000-per-week.

The 25-year-old is considered as one of the most exciting players in England and has already scored his debut goal for the Cityzens.

9. LM - Raheem Sterling (Man City) - £300,000-per-week

Raheem Sterling
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling has improved by leaps and bounds under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, with the England international becoming extremely prolific in recent times.

The 26-year-old was England's best player at the 2020 European Championship, and has all the tools to become an icon for both club and country.

10. ST - Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £325,000-per-week

Romelu Lukaku
Arsenal v Chelsea - Premier League / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku over the past year or so has established himself as one of the best strikers in the world and so impressed were Chelsea with him that they splurged £97.5million to bring back the striker a decade after he had originally joined the club.

The Belgian made an immediate impact, scoring against Arsenal on his return and he is expected by many to be the favourite to win the Golden Boot this season.

11. ST - Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United) - £510,000-per-week*

Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal National Team Training Session / Gualter Fatia/Getty Images

Manchester United created headlines when they announced that they had reached an agreement with Juventus over the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the striker set to come back after a gap of 12 years.

The 36-year-old will reportedly earn an estimated £510,000-per-week, though nothing is confirmed as yet - with his arrival making United strong challengers for the title this season.