7 top level players who earn less than Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey

Footballers wages are ridiculously high and completely extortionate, even when compared to what Big Sam’s pals earn in the Middle East? Still, the wages are relative to the popularity around the game, and, therefore, are sadly justified through the demand the beautiful game brings in.

But, every now and then, some players earnings get us scratching our heads. No, we’re not talking about the obvious candidates, such as Wayne Rooney’s £250,000 weekly salary. It’s the likes of Jonjo Shelvey who are laughing all the way to the bank, cashing in £80,000-a-week. This is a bloke who plays for a Championship club, Newcastle United, and still brings home more bread than the following stars…