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…
One of England's most promising defenders. Shaw has done brilliantly to come back from his tragic injury last year, and takes home £70,000 for his troubles.
You'd expect Real Madrid's youth players to take home more than Shelvey, let alone the first-team lads.
At £60,000-a-week, Isco is some way off of Shelvey's undeserved wage.
Source: The Sun
Chelsea certainly miss this young lad. Zouma will be a world-class defender, and is set to be a crucial player at Stamford Bridge.
The Frenchman earns half of Shelvey's wage, at £40,000-per-week.
The Liverpool man takes back 5K less than Shelvey, at a modest £75,000-a-week.
Source: This Is Anfield
£65,000-a-week isn't bad for a player who hasn't turned up, this season.
What a player the Croat is. The unsung man in a brilliant Barcelona side.
The Catalans would miss the midfielder hugely, but still the Barca man earns less than the Newcastle man. The Croat gets £75,000-a-week dropped into his account.
Putting Diego Costa in your back pocket only gets your £70,000-a-week.