The highest paid teams in global sport have been revealed, and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have pipped Spanish giants Real Madrid to top spot this year.
The Premier League’s top four – Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United – have all made it onto the top 10, and no surprises that the Citizens lead the way for the English clubs.
Sporting Intelligence revealed which football clubs across the globe have the highest first-team bill. Take a look below…
Average annual first-team pay: £4,054,066
Average weekly pay: £77,963
Arsene Wenger is renown for his strict transfer policy, and unwillingness to meet the colossal wage demands of professional footballers. The Gunners have secured Champions League for another season, but, sadly, it’s hard to envisage European glory for the North London outfit unless they spend big.
Average annual first-team pay: £4,353,056
Average weekly pay: £83,713
Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to their first Premier League title in five seasons earlier this month, but it’s his exceptional transfer business since returning to West London that proves he could finally be ready to remain in the Stamford Bridge dugout for the long-run.