Neymar and Mbappé, in this order, are the highest paid footballers in France, in the list published this Friday by L’Équipe, in which the players of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) take the first eleven places.
According to the estimates of the sports newspaper, Neymar’s gross monthly salary is 3,060,000 euros, not including bonuses.
The Brazilian’s salary is practically 50% higher than that of the other great star of PSG, the French international Mbappé, who earns 2,098,000 euros per month.
Next comes the Brazilian Marquinhos with 1,200,000 euros; the Italian Marco Verrati with 1,200,000, the Argentine Angel Di María with 1,100,000, the Costa Rican Keylor Navas with 1,000,000.
They are followed by the Argentine Mauro Icardi with 800,000, the also Argentine Leandro Paredes with 750,000, the Spanish Juan Bernat with 700,000, the French Presnel Kimpembe with 670,000 and the Spanish Ander Herrera with 650,000.
The highest paid footballer in French football who does not belong to the capital club is the French Wissam Ben Yeder, from Monaco, who receives 650,000 euros per month and just behind him is another from the same club, the Spanish Cesc Fábregas with 600,000.
From there, more PSG footballers appear again, occupying 16 of the top 20 places in total. The German Draxler is in the fourteenth with 600,000 euros and the Senegalese Idrissa Gueye in the fifteenth, with 500,000.
How could it be otherwise, the average salary of the members of the Paris team is by far the highest, with 800,000 euros per month. Practically four times the second, which is Olympique de Marseille with 202,000 euros on average.
From there come Monaco with 185,000 euros, Lyon with 145,000, Rennes with 130,000 and Nice and Lille with 110,000 each.
L’Équipe anticipates a drastic reduction in the salary expenses of French clubs due to the heavy losses they are going to suffer this season and due to the uncertainties in the future, in particular with regard to television rights.