Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal star amongst Premier League‘s highest earners but they come nowhere close to pocketing what Real Madrid icon does…
A list detailing Real Madrid‘s top earners has been released by Sportune and the disparity between the club’s highest paid player and second highest is an exorbitant €10m and far outweighs the colossal incomes of the Premier League‘s top stars.
It is perhaps no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo tops Sportune’s list and receives an annual salary of €17m (£14.41m), yet the second highest Los Blanco collects ‘just’ €7m – Gareth Bale.
Other players representing the top five earners includes out of favour Iker Casillas (€6m), resurgent forward Karim Benzema (€4.5m) and discontented defender Sergio Ramos (also €4.5m).
With current exchange rates, Ronaldo is on a £277,115 per week contract, while Bale is still paid a handsome £115,000 per week.
While there are numerous players in the Premier League who are on more than Bale is at Real Madrid (even Emmanuel Adebayor is alleged to be on the same terms – £115,000 per week – in England, at Spurs), there are none who come come close to seeing Ronaldo figures.
Arsenal‘s highest earner is Mesut Ozil, who is on £160,000 per week, for instance, while Chelsea defender John Terry is on £175,000 per week, Fernando Torres receives the same and Eden Hazard accumulates an extra £185,000 per week.
At Manchester City, David Silva is on £160,000 per week and Yaya Toure collects £180,000 per week.
Manchester United‘s top earners are Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, who are both on £180,000 per week.