Brazilian midfielder, Oscar, raised a few eyebrows this week when he joined the Chinese Super League club, Shanghai SIPG, from Chelsea. As a result of his £60m transfer to the Chinese club, Oscar will now earn a whopping £400,000-per-week salary.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid superstar, is the third highest paid footballer in the world, earning £365,000 a week. His club teammate, Gareth Bale, pockets £350,000-per-week. Barcelona trio, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suárez, also feature in the top 20, with Messi and Neymar finding their place in the top 10.
Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United this summer on a record-breaking deal, gets a £290,000 each week, while Wayne Rooney, the Red Devils skipper, earns £260,000.
Carlos Tevez, the former Manchester United striker, has become the highest paid player in the world following his move to Shanghai Shenua. The Argentine will earn £615,000-per-week, over three times what David de Gea earns at Manchester United.
Highest paid footballers: Top 20
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) : £200,000-per-week
David de Gea (Manchester United) : £200,000-per-week
David Silva (Manchester City) : £210,000-per-week
Ezequiel Lavezzi (Herbei Fortune) : £220,000-per-week
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Manchester United) : £220,000-per-week
Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG) : £227,000-per-week
Luis Suárez (Barcelona): £230,000-per-week
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) : £230,000-per-week
Yaya Touré (Manchester City) : £230,000-per-week
Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce) : £240,000-per-week
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) : £260,000-per-week
Neymar (Barcelona) : £275,000-per-week
Graziano Pelle (Shandong Luneng) : £290,000-per-week
Paul Pogba (Manchester United) : £290,000-per-week
Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) : £320,000-per-week
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) : £336,000-per-week (after tax)
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) : £350,000-per-week
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) : £365,000-per-week
Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) : £400,000-per-week
Carlos Tevez (Shanghai Shenua) : £615,000-per-week