Premier League wage bill revealed and Manchester City not on top

English Premier League

Manchester City are currently on second place in Premier League with a game in hand. Their rivals from last season Arsenal are looking to win their first League title after long time. Both Manchester City and Arsenal have build great valuable squads over years. Both clubs are known for spending big in the Premier League. However the Premier League wage bill suggests none of these two clubs are highest spending when it comes to giving wages to their players.

Premier League wage bill

Premier League clubs ranked by weekly wages (data provided by Capology)

1. Man Utd – £3,821,000 per week

2. Man City – £3,705,000 per week

3. Arsenal – £3,298,000 per week

4. Chelsea – £2,978,000 per week

5. Liverpool – £2,670,000 per week

6. Aston Villa – £2,135,000 per week

7. Tottenham – £2,130,000 per week

8. West Ham – £1,833,000 per week

9. Newcastle United – £1,638,000 per week

10. Everton – £1,524,000 per week

11. Crystal Palace – £1,408,000 per week

12. Fulham – £1,288,000 per week

13. Nottingham Forest – £1,283,000 per week

14. Brighton – £1,165,000 per week

15. Bournemouth – 973,000 per week

16. Brentford – £836,000 per week

17. Wolverhampton Wanderers – £830,000 per week

This report suggests Manchester United are the highest spenders when it comes to wages. Casemiro is said to be the club’s highest earner, taking home £350,000 on a weekly basis. He is closely followed by Raphael Varane (£340,000) and Marcus Rashford (£300,000). However to tackle this huge problem Premier League is introducing a new rule which will ensure clubs’ spending on transfers, wages and agent fees will be limited to five times the amount earned by the top-flight’s bottom club in TV and prize money. Moreover City  were one of the clubs who voted against the introduction of the spending cap, along with United and Aston Villa. Chelsea were the only side to abstain.

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