Paul Pogba is entering the final year of his current contract with Manchester United, and the Red Devils are getting ready to make the French World Cup winner an offer he won’t be able to refuse. In the process Pogba would become the highest paid player in England.
Manchester United will make Pogba a £400,000 per week, five-year deal, according to the Sun. Pogba is currently away at the Euro Cup and his current salary is £290,000 per week, the pay bump would total a £104 million package at the end of the next five years.
If Paul Pogba does sign this new deal, he would automatically become the highest paid player in England, who are the other top 5 highest paid players? Here is a rundown of the players who would drop down a spot if and when Pogba puts pen to paper.
5. Thomas Partey - £250,000
The Arsenal defensive midfielder played only 20 games last season in his first season with the Gunners. Thomas Partey like Arsenal need to improve next year but he can’t complain about what he earns, a £250,000 weekly wage.
4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £250,000
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been with Arsenal since 2018 and in his 114 games the Gabon striker has scored 64 goals. The well-traveled striker currently earns £250,000 a week at Arsenal.
3. Raheem Sterling - £300,000
Raheem Sterling has been worth the £300,000 a week wage at Manchester City, with 78 goals in 195 games. Sterling played a sensational Champions League final, and while the subject of transfer rumors, it would be strange for City to let Sterling go.
2. David De Gea - £375,000
This one might be eye raising but yes David De Gea is the second-best paid player in England. De Gea has had some monster blips in his Manchester United career and if Roy Keane see’s this he will lose it. The Manchester United legend has been one of De Gea’s biggest critics.
1. Kevin De Bruyne - £385,000
The Belgian midfielder is on Manchester City’s books for £385,000 per week and is currently the Premier League’s highest paid player. Kevin De Bruyne is without question one of the best players in the World and worth every penny.