Pogba, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the three highest-paid players in the Premier League though Sergio Aguero is expected ...
Pogba, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the three highest-paid players in the Premier League though Sergio Aguero is expected to burst into the group when he officially signs a new contract at Manchester City soon.
Wage inflation has made top Premier League footballers among the best-paid people in the country, with figures akin to FTSE 100 business leaders.
With emerging markets like China offering top dollar and Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich expanding their commercial operations worldwide, English clubs have to dip into their pockets to keep the world's best happy.
Pogba's mind-boggling salary is still dwarved by the £500,000 a week earned by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at Barcelona and Real Madrid, though they are one-man brands, selling millions of shirts for their clubs because of their name.
See the top 10 below
Top 10 Premier League Earners
1: Paul Pogba (Man United) £290,000
2: Wayne Rooney (Man United) £260,000
3: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man United) £250,000
4: Sergio Aguero (Man City) £240,000
5: Yaya Toure (Man City) £240,000
6: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) £220,000
7: David Silva (Man City) £200,000
8: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £190,000
9: David De Gea (Man United) £185,000
10: Raheem Sterling (Man City) £180,000