The Dutch Eredivisie is one of the best leagues when it comes to emerging talent. Over the years, the league has been regarded as a sort of talent factory, grooming potential superstars of the future. The Dutch league, in comparison to other leagues, is not overflowing with money, but it still pays a decent wage to most of its players. Continue reading as we present the highest-paid players in the Eredivisie.
1. Sebastian Haller (Ajax) – €79,000 weekly
The Ivorian international who just joined Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam in January this year is reported to earn about €79,000 a week. The striker joined Ajax from West Ham on a €22.5 million club record deal. Since his arrival in Amsterdam, the 27-year-old has been able to make an instant impact scoring 11 goals in 19 appearances to secure Ajax their 35th league title. In addition to the league triumph, Haller also helped them a domestic double, winning the KNVB cup.
2. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) – €66,000 weekly
The 32-year-old who also plays for Ajax is the second highest-paid player in the Eredivisie. Dusan is reported to earn about €66,000 weekly, which will come to about €3,432,000 in annual wages. Tadic has been able to justify the reason for his high earnings on the pitch, scoring 53 times in 93 appearances. The Serbian has been able to win two domestic doubles with the Dutch giants in 2018-2019 and 2020-2021.
3. Mario Gotze (PSV Eindhoven) – €60,000 weekly
The German World Cup winner is another one of the highest earners in the Netherlands. The PSV attacking midfielder is reported to earn about €60,000 weekly, which should come to about €3,156,000 a year in wages. The 29-year-old, since he joined the Eindhoven side this season has featured 18 times in the league scoring 5 goals.
4. Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax) – €58,000 weekly
The 19-year-old holding midfielder plays for Ajax where he earns a tidy sum of money. Ryan’s salary is about €58,000 weekly which comes to €3,000,000 a year. The youngster has featured over 3 seasons for the Dutch champions. In that time, winning the league and cup twice. Gravenberch has made 42 league appearances and has 5 goals to his name. The youngster has a lot of European clubs showing interest in him, and was recently given a three-year contract by Ajax in June 2020.
5. David Neres (Ajax) – €56,000 weekly
The 24-year-old Brazilian international has been with Ajax since 2017. David is reported to earn €56,000 weekly, which comes to about €2,910,000 a year. The striker has scored 34 times in 103 appearances. During his time so far at the Amsterdam Arena David has been able to win a lot of domestic titles. So far, the attacker has won 2 leagues and 2 KNVB Cups. Neres is a skillful winger, with great dribbling abilities and trickery. He has the potential to become one of the best wingers in football. He has attracted interest from many clubs in Europe.