The 10 highest paid summer signings in the Premier League: Jesus, Sterling…
The Premier League is the wealthiest in world football and it’s no surprise that its biggest clubs – including Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United – can offer their new signings some of the highest salaries around.
It’s been a summer of eye-catching transfers, including Erling Haaland’s £51million transfer to Manchester City and the decisions of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to move from City to Arsenal.
But, despite some of the huge transfer fees being paid by Premier League clubs, others have decided to secure players for free and invest their money in salaries instead.
We dug and, thanks to Capologyhave identified the 10 summer signings with the highest weekly wages as the 2022-23 Premier League season nears its start date.
10. Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa – £125,000)
Coutinho cut his income at Barcelona by 70% when he joined Villa on a permanent basis in May, but the £125,000 he will earn remains a significant statement of intent from one of the most ambitious clubs. of the Premier League.
The Brazil international impressed in flurries during his half-season on loan at Villa Park and don’t be surprised if former team-mate Steven Gerrard can bring Coutinho back into his mercurial better.
=8. Christian Eriksen (Manchester United – £150,000)
Brentford were keen to keep him and Spurs explored the possibility of re-signing him, but Eriksen decided to join Manchester United on a free transfer.
His arrival at Old Trafford will bring much-needed creativity to the midfield and, given his track record, his salary isn’t exorbitant either.
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=8. Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa – £150,000)
Kamara had his choice of Champions League clubs after his contract at Marseille expired, so it’s somewhat surprising to see him switch to Aston Villa.
“Attracting players who had the opportunity to play in the Champions League is a big blow for the club,” Villa boss Steven Gerrard said during his pre-season tour of Australia.
“I wanted to make players good enough for the XI, to make a difference. Kamara is going to give us style, he’s going to give us a passing range that I didn’t think I had.
We also expect to be able to offer the midfielder a weekly salary of £150,000 to sweeten this particular deal.
7. Ivan Perisic (Tottenham – £178,000)
After guiding Spurs to fourth and only threatening to quit twice, Antonio Conte has been heavily backed in the summer transfer market with six signings costing over £80million.
But it’s one of their free transfers that commands the highest salaries. To advance
Fraser Forster Ivan Perisic, the experienced Croatian that Conte is determined to train at his left-back.
6. Darwin Nunez (Liverpool – £179,000)
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5. Jesse Lingard (Nottingham Forest – £200,000)
Promoted clubs usually approach their first summer after promotion in two ways; make small changes while saving the Premier League millions for a future rainy day at Millwall or invest heavily to consolidate their position. It’s safe to say that Forest chose the latter option.
This is perhaps not surprising; despite their 23 years in exile, Forest consider themselves a club that belongs to the elite. And they wasted no time in signing 11 players to cement their status.
No one expected them to sign Lingard – established clubs in England and abroad were looking for him – but the £200,000 weekly salary speaks for itself.
And, on a one-year deal with no transfer fee, Forest’s investment will be around £5million, which is a drop in the ocean if he keeps them.
4. Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal – £265,000)
The signing of Jesus for £45m by Arsenal is one such transfer that makes sense on many levels; a quality player looking for a more central role, an improving club that needs more proven winners and a healthy Brazilian contingent to make Jesus feel instantly at home.
Yet it has been widely ignored that Jesus would have seen his salary nearly triple when he moved from the Etihad to the Emirates, meaning the Brazil international will be on £265,000-a-week.
His pre-season form – four goals in four appearances – has been excellent and suggests he can push Arsenal to their first Champions League appearance since 2016-17.
3. Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea – £295,000)
Signing one of the best defenders in the world was a coup for Chelsea and they are paying Koulibaly a salary to match his reputation. The Blues may have signed their best central defender since the departure of John Terry…
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2. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea – £325,000)
Sterling’s move from Liverpool to Manchester City in 2015 was met with accusations that the young England international was a money thief.
But his move to Chelsea in the summer didn’t cause such an outcry; with his consistently high production and title-winning experience, Sterling commands one of the biggest salaries in the Premier League.
It’s no surprise that Chelsea are paying £325,000 a week.
The 27-year-old is arguably a step above the rest of Chelsea’s attacking options and the departure of Romelu Lukaku has freed up enough funds to match Sterling City’s income.
1. Erling Haaland (Manchester City – £375,000)
Haaland isn’t quite City’s highest earner – Kevin de Bruyne earns £400,000 a week – but the Premier League champions have given their new signing £375,000 (minus tax) for all seven days of its existence by 2027. .
That said, he’ll likely score 40 goals before Christmas and be worth every penny.
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