The megabucks deal moves the Belgian above Raheem Sterling as the club’s highest earner, although he still has some way to go to overtake the man at number one on the list of Premier League’s highest earners.
Here are the highest paid players in Premier League from bottom to top, using figures provided by Sportrac.
Highest Paid Players In Premier League 2021
10. Edinson Cavani – £210,00-a-week
The ageing striker is expected to leave in the summer but is still pocketing £210,000-a-week for his troubles.
9. Sergio Aguero – £230,135-a-week
One man who is definitely leaving the Premier League in the summer is Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero.
Scorer of that goal in 2012, the little Argentine has repaid every penny of his £230,135-a-week deal several times over.
8. Anthony Martial – £250,000-a-week
One appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire could earn you what Anthony Martial takes home each week.
The Frenchman is one of United’s most inconsistent players but is still on a £250,000-a-week deal until 2024.
7. Thomas Partey – £250,000-a-week
Thomas Partey was meant to solve Arsenal’s midfield problems.
That hasn’t happened as yet, with the £250,000-a-week man spending more time on the treatment table than on the pitch.
6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £250,000-a-week
Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang signed a bumper contract extension worth £250,000-a-week in 2020.
His performances since have been less than impressive, with some Gunners fans calling for Arteta to sell the striker this summer.
5. Paul Pogba – £290,000-a-week
If you’ve made it this far, there can’t be too much surprise in seeing Paul Pogba firmly encamped within the top five biggest earners.
United’s marmite midfielder is on a £290,000-a-week deal which runs expires in 2022.
4. Raheem Sterling – £300,000-a-week
Raheem Sterling has an appropriate name for someone who earns £300,000-a-week, but it’s a wage the winger fully deserves.
The 26-year-old has gone from strength to strength under Pep Guardiola and is now considered among the world’s best players.
3. Kevin De Bruyne – £350,00-a-week
De Bruyne makes it into the top three after the midfielder signed a brand spanking new £350,000-a-week deal.
The Belgian playmaker ended any speculation over his future by committing to the Etihad until 2025.
2. David De Gea – £375,000-a-week
Manchester United broke the bank to keep David De Gea out of Real Madrid’s clutches in 2019 – but was it worth it?
The Spanish stopper has gone downhill since and could depart Old Trafford in the summer after a poor run of form.
1. Gareth Bale – £600,000-a-week
Gareth Bale’s colossal £600,000-a-week wages mean he is by far and away the Premier League’s highest earning player.
Tottenham are reportedly paying half of the Welshman’s salary, which would still put him joint-third on the list of highest paid players in Premier League.