10 Highest Paid Defenders In The Premier League

Raphael Varane, a center back for , is now the Premier League’s highest-paid defender. The former player signed with the Red Devils last summer for an estimated value of about £41 million plus add-ons.

The Frenchman is reportedly the highest-paid defender in England’s top division after agreeing to a four-year contract at Old Trafford. Varane’s weekly wage is an astounding £340,000, according to GiveMeSport. John Stones of Man City is the second-highest paid defender in the English Premier League, earning £250,000 a week.

With a weekly salary of £220,000, center back Virgil van Dijk is third on the list. Ben Chilwell of and Harry Maguire of Manchester United round out the top five podium finishers with weekly salaries of $190,000 and $189,000.

Kalidou Koulibaly, a summer acquisition by Chelsea, is one of the Premier League’s highest-paid defenders. Early this month, the former Napoli star signed a contract to transfer to Stamford Bridge and became Chelsea’s third summer acquisition. The Sun claims that the Senegalese international receives a pay deal of £162,000 every week, placing him among the top 10 earners.

Here are the 10 highest paid defenders in the EPL:

  1. Raphael Varane (Man United) – £340,000 a week
  2. John Stones (Man City) – £250,000 a week
  3. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £220,000 a week
  4. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – £190,000 a week
  5. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) – £189,904 a week
  6. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £180,000 a week
  7. Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) – £162,000 a week
  8. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – £160,000 a week
  9. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – £150,000 a week
  10. Joao Cancelo () – £140,000 a week
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