Top five Premier League earners revealed - FCNaija

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 25/01/2018

Alex Sanchez finally joins Manchester United on Monday make him the highest paid Premier League in the history of the game.

The 29-year-old Chile international wages have overtaken his new teammate Paul Pogba, who once the world's most expensive player in terms of transfer fee before Neymar move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last summer.

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Sanchez switch from Emirate to Old Trafford sees him fall into a similar bracket of Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG stylist Neymar in salary caps.

Fcnaija takes a look at the top five earning in the most glamorous league in the world.

1, Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) - £500,000 per week: Former Barcelona star will earn close to £500,000 per week before tax at Old Trafford which includes his basic wage plus image rights and bonus.

2, Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - £290,000: The Frenchman is now the runner-up and according to reports, he has asked that his wages be bumped up closer to Sanchez.

3. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £280,000: The Belgian sign a new deal at Etihad 22 January 2018 will see him have an improved contract until 2023.

4. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) - £250,000: Lukaku move to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford sees signing an enormous deal after arriving from Everton in the summer as Manchester clubs dominated the list.

5. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) - £220,000: Aguero has become Manchester City all-time goal scorer with Guardiola hell-bent on renewing contracts which run-out 2019 summer.