10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

Who’re the highest paid currently in the world of football for the year 2021?

Professional footballers don’t just enjoy what they love doing on the pitch alone they also earn handsomely for their passion and through the type of advertising deals they signed for.

Meanwhile the question quite a number of football enthusiast would probably be asking is what influences the kind of astronomic money modern day athletes are paid now?

The answer is basically simple because the game has over the years revolve in terms of the style of play, kind of million of dollars deals the footballers signed for other companies and the club they play for and the aesthetics in general influences their huge paycheck.

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo – (Manchester United, €107.2m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

Perhaps with the slow and sluggish style of football the Old Lady started their Serie A campaign with, they could probably be blaming themselves for letting the Portuguese left for Manchester United having seen him hit the ground running in his first match.

When Ronaldo decided to team up with his former employer it was all about him going on to be the highest paid player in the world and English Premier League based on his pedigree and what he brings to the table when on the pitch.

According to report the Portuguese was meant to earn a whopping £480,000 per week at Old Trafford, but instead he decided to take a slight pay cut which is reported to be £385,000 per week which makes him the highest paid in the league and highest earner cumulatively in world football right now.

Lionel Messi – (Paris Saint Germain, €94.4m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

These summer transfer market would probably be remembered as the weirdest transfer ever experienced due to the profile of players that changed clubs in the summer which includes the likes of Messi himself, Sergio Ramos, David Alaba and Cristiano Ronaldo.

When Messi left Barcelona as a free agent to join Paris Saint Germain it was all celebratory mood in the Parisians camp for signing arguably the best football star ever to lace a boot in the history of the game.

Having join Paris Saint Germain on a two year contract reports suggest the Argentine would earn $41m annual net salary including bonuses with an outside option of third year which ranks him as the second highest paid star in the world.

Neymar Jr – (Paris Saint Germain, €81.5m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

The third on the list his the Brazilian who holds the record of the highest money €222m ever to be paid in the transfer market. Since joining the Parisians club Neymar has been one of the key cog in the team alongside Kylian Mbappe taking them to the both semi and final of the Champions League.

When the Selecao played in these year Copa America final against their eternal rival Argentina Neymar couldn’t help them win the title that was eventually won by Albiceleste, however, that doesn’t makes him a bad player and as a matter of fact he remains Brazil biggest player without doubt.

Neymar take home per week is £490,000 which makes him the second highest paid player in Paris Saint Germain but with his €81.5m he’s ranked the third highest earner in the world.

Kylian Mbappe – (Paris Saint Germain, €37.3m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

With everyday gone by Mbappe’s days at Paris Saint Germain are numbered most especially with his recent outburst at the weekend that was picked by Canal+ cameras concerning Neymar not passing to him before he was substituted in the 88th minute “That tramp doesn’t pass to me”.

The Frenchman heart and soul maybe faraway in Real Madrid having refused to sign a renewal which suggest his ready to move elsewhere to continue his career. However, with Madrid still loitering around for his signature his position could change in the future with the bumper deal Los Blancos would offer him.

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Mohamed Salah – (Liverpool, €34.9m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

The current level the Egyptian his in right now epitomizes the kind of form every top manager would like to see their players operate in, and luckily for Jurgen Klopp Salah hasn’t in anyway disappointed him since the new campaign commences achieving a landmark of 100 Premier League goals.

Since the season began Salah has been firing from all cylinder and as a matter of fact his level of insatiable appetite to always step in delivering the Anfield side simple suggested he needs to be rewarded handsomely and it’s no surprise his earning €34.9m.

With the Champions League match day two upon us Jurgen Klopp and the entire team would definitely be expecting the Egyptian to continue with his ferocious form these season both in the league and Europe.

Robert Lewandoski – (Bayern Munich, €30.3m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

Bayern Munich goal-machine his no doubtful one of the game most decorated goal-poacher the game has over seen having morphed into a more complete forward of his generation hitting double figure goals every season.

The Pole his ranked sixth on these list which bring to fore how well he’s stock has been growing in terms of what he takes home in monetary value which we could boldly say he deserves due to his commendable consistency for Die Roten.

No doubt Lewandoski isn’t getting any younger as the Pole his gradually nearing the twilight of his career, however, one thing that seems certain about him is the fact that his scoring touch and what he achieved with Bayern would always stand himself out amongst his peers.

Andres Iniesta – (Vissel Kobe, €30.3m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

Moving to Japan has been a huge experience for the former Barcelona midfielder who still remains the same player, the same gossamer touch, the same elegantly weighted passes, the same trickery dribbles and a different age compared to his age five years ago.

The world cup winner surprisingly still ranked amongst the highest paid players in world football despite not currently playing his football in mainstream Europe anymore having joined the Japanese based side in 2018.

Iniesta has no doubt enjoy huge popularity in Japan both on and off the pitch helping the young players in the team to believe and trust themselves whole his classy and breathtaking ball-playing ability still remain the same as of old.

Paul Pogba – (Manchester United, €29.1m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

Pogba has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal and his refusal to extend his contract has been a huge concern to Manchester United with the fear of losing him on a free in the summer. Right now the Frenchman his the eight highest earner in the world now, however, should he extend his contract in the end his current position would definitely change.

Since his incredible four assists and commendable performances against Leeds United the former Juventus midfielder hasn’t replicate the same kind of performances he display in that match. However, Pogba still remains one of United best player since the commencement of the season.

With the Champions League match day two upon United faithful would be hoping the Frenchman delivers against a very doggy Villarreal side that defeated them in last season Europa League final.

Gareth Bale – (Real Madrid, €26.8m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

It may come as a surprise to see Bale in nineth position on these list but that is expected based on how drastic his stock has drop due to loss of form and injuries. The good thing for the Welshmen is that he now has the opportunity to work again with the manager he excelled under in his first stint.

Though Bale is not at full tilt like some seasons ago, however, he still has that touch that makes him arguably one of Real Madrid finest player in the Champions League.

With his contract set to expire very soon it would be interesting to see where next the Welshmen would play his football perhaps that might turnout to be his time in the world of football.

Eden Hazard – (Real Madrid, €24.4m)

10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2021

Once a player that was the toast of every top club in Europe has now becomes a normal player due to injuries that has really affected the progress of his career. However, one certain thing about the Belgian is that his touches and darting dribbles still remains constant in his game.

While still nursing his injury Hazard has been linked to a move back to Chelsea in the summer following his disappointing spell in Madrid, perhaps in the future we might get to see him play for Chelsea again but right now he remains a Madrid player with a take of €24.4m.

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