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The highest-paid football players in Europe’s biggest leagues revealed

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 The latest reported figures for the highest-paid football players in 2022 across Europe’s biggest leagues have been announced.

Neymar has emerged as the highest-paid football player across Europe’s top 5 leagues.

That’s according to L’Equipe. The report claims that Neymar, alongside PSG teammates Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, makes more money a month than any other footballer in Europe. Combined, the trio make more than €9.6 million a month before taxes and any other deductions are accounted for.

Below are the lists of the highest-paid football players across each European league per month gross.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Premier League – Ronaldo leads the way

Cristiano Ronaldo is unsurprisingly the highest-paid player in the Premier League. The 37-year-old bags a sweet €2.63 million a month before taxes at Old Trafford.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is the only non-Manchester United player to make it into the top five.

1.Cristiano RonaldoMan Utd€2.63m
2.Kevin De BruyneMan City€2.06m
3.David De GeaMan Utd€1.93m
4.Jadon SanchoMan Utd€1.85m
5.Raphael VaraneMan Utd€1.62m

🇪🇸 La Liga – Cash-strapped Barca still top

Despite the cash problems at Camp Nou, Gerard Pique has succeeded Lionel Messi as the highest-paid player in La Liga. The Barcelona defender just edges Real Madrid outcasts Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard for the honor.

1.Gerard PiqueBarcelona€2.33m
2.Gareth BaleReal Madrid€2.27m
2=Eden HazardReal Madrid€2.27m
4.Sergio BusquetsBarcelona€1.91m
5.David AlabaReal Madrid€1.88m
5=Antoine GriezmannAtletico Madrid€1.88m

🇩🇪 Bundesliga – A Bayern Munich whitewash

Unsurprisingly, Bayern Munich dominate the best-paid player charts as well as the Bundesliga standings.

Star striker Robert Lewandowski leads the way on an incredible €2 million per month at the Bavarian capital. Manuel Neuer, meanwhile, takes home the crown of the best-paid goalkeeper across Europe’s top five leagues.

1.Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich€2m
2.Manuel NeuerBayern Munich€1.75m
3.Thomas MullerBayern Munich€1.66m
3=Joshua KimmichBayern Munich€1.66m
4.Leroy SaneBayern Munich€1.41m
4=Kingsley ComanBayern Munich€1.41m
4=Lucas HernandezBayern Munich€1.41m

🇮🇹 Serie A – Dybala succeeds Ronaldo

With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, Paulo Dybala has succeeded his former Juventus teammate as the highest-paid player in Serie A.

The Argentine just edges new Juventus signing Dusan Vlahovic for the honor on €1.13 million per month.

1.Paulo DybalaJuventus€1.13m
2.Dusan VlahovicJuventus€1.07m
3.Wojciech SzczesnyJuventus€1m
3=Leonardo BonucciJuventus€1m
4.Kalidou KoulibalyNapoli€930,000
4=Alex SandroJuventus€930,000

🇫🇷 Ligue 1 – Neymar edges Messi

Perhaps the biggest surprise on this list from L’Equipe is Neymar earning more money than Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian, who joined the club for a world-record transfer fee of €222 million in 2017, earns over €4 million a month gross.

2.Lionel MessiPSG€3.4m
3.Kylian MbappePSG€2.20m
4=Marco VerrattiPSG€1.20m