The world of football has witnessed a tremendous increase in the amount clubs pay to players.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Paul Pogba were signed at a price that made them the most expensive player in the world in 2009, 2013 and 2017 respectively. It was even the least expected when PSG coughed out a whooping £198 million to sign Neymar from Barcelona last summer.
Streamlined to Germany, the country’s league Bundesliga is one of the top five leagues in the world. The league boasts of top clubs with exceptional players that have made their marks in the UEFA Champions League. Clubs like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have players that can stand among top paid players in the world. However, who are the highest paid Bundesliga players?
Here are the 5 highest paid players in Bundesliga
1. Philippe Coutinho – €471,692
On loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, the Brazilian is currently the highest-paid player in the Bundesliga at €471,692 per week. He joined the Catalans from Liverpool in January 2018 in a deal worth €160 million which also made him the second most expensive player in the world.
2. Roberto Lewandowski – €306,654
The Bayern Munich forward is the second highest paid player in Bundesliga at £306,654 per week. He has won the league title in each of his first five seasons with the Bavarians. The Poland international has more than 200 goals to his name, and he is the fastest foreign player to reach that milestone in the Bundesliga
3. Manuel Neuer – €288,462
Another player from Bayern Munich on the list, the veteran goalkeeper has been an integral part of the Bayern, winning many league titles, DFB pokal cup, and the Champions League. He is regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world. He is the captain for the Bavarians and the Germany national team.
4. Thomas Muller – €287,481
The German international is versatile as a forward or a midfielder. He is a product of Bayern Munich youth system before breaking into their senior team in 2009 – 2010 season. He was named the Best Young Player of 2010 World Cup. He has more than goals for club and country.
5. Lucas Hernandez – €250,000
Also a Bayern Munich player, Hernandez is the fifth on our list. He was part of the winning the French team that won the 2018 World Cup. He can play as a left-back or a central defender. He won both the Europa League and Super Cup with Atletico Madrid in 2018. He joined Bayern this summer.
Written by Olayemi Susan