Paris Saint-Germain is the most dominating side in France currently. They won six Ligue 1 titles in the last seven years and have reaped the benefits of a takeover by Qatar Sports Investments. French publication L'Equipe recently released the estimated monthly salaries of player across Ligue 1. Unsurprisingly, PSG dominates the list of highest-paid players in the league with the top 10 solely consisting of PSG stars.
Neymar joined PSG for a world record £198m from Barcelona in 2017 and is one of the highest payed players in the world https://t.co/66Nu9M6gjr— The Final Whistle (@finalwhi) February 8, 2020
Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for a reported fee of £198 million, is by far the league's highest earner with an estimated salary of a whopping £2.6 million a month before tax. This makes his weekly salary amount to £600,000. Neymar's PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe is second on the list with an estimated salary of around £375,000 a week. While these figures do not include the various bonuses, it is surprising to see the gulf in wages between the star duo.
Neymar's time at PSG has been hampered with injuries. This season, he featured in only 18 games and scored 15 times. Neymar's injury issues have allowed Kylian Mbappe to take centre stage. The former Monaco attacker has been the key player for PSG, featuring 26 times and scoring 22 goals.
#Ligue1 Top Earners (Monthly Salary):— FAST TRACK (@FastTrackNaija) February 7, 2020
1. Neymar: £2.6m
2. Mbappe: £1.6m
3. Silva: £1.3m
4. Cavani: £1.1m
5. Marquinhos: £1m
5. Verratti: £1m
7. Di Maria: £932,000
8. Navas: £850,000
9. Icardi: £678,000
10. Paredes: £635,000
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PSG captain Thiago Silva is third on the list of highest-paid players with an estimated salary of £1.3 million a month. Edinson Cavani, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria and Keylor Navas are all estimated to be earning more than £1 million a month.
Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder breaks the PSG hold to come in at 12th with an estimated salary of over £550,000. Former Manchester United player Memphis Depay is Lyon's highest-paid player (£355,000 a month).
PSG head coach Thoms Tuchel is the highest-paid coach in Ligue 1 taking home around £120,000 a week. Meanwhile, Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas comes close with around £80,000 a week.