The Premier League is a top-tier English professional soccer league for football clubs associated with the Football Association (FA). Contested by 20 clubs every season, it is one of the most watch, most anticipated and must talked-about leagues in the world of club football. Sheer competition between clubs ranking first and even some at the bottom of the league table is what makes Premier league so exciting.
Sponsored by the Barclays Bank, this league is also known as the Barclays Premier League and is commonly referred to as the English Premier League (EPL) worldwide. Moreover, this Football League First Division was broken down and renamed the FA Premier League on 20 February, 1992 to take advantage of lucrative television rights. The Premier League has established itself as the most-watched league in the world with its broadcasts in 212 countries, reaching 643 million homes and an audience of around 4.7 billion.
Top-level teams like Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and many more have taken English football across Europe, competing with other top teams to secure a top spot in UEFA rankings. With this sort of competition, support and scope of football in England, top players come in during the summer and winter transfers to experience a greater soccer platform and open gates for their successful footballing careers. Because of the skill, talent and passion they demonstrate on the pitch, it’s not uncommon to see teams spent millions to have their players of choice transfered to their club.
So, let us take a look at the top 10 highest-paid soccer players currently in the Premier League.
10. David Silva- £160,000 per week
David Silva is a Spanish footballer playing for the Manchester City side in the Premier League as well as the Spanish national team. An attacking midfielder, Silva can also play as a winger or a second striker on the pitch. An integral part of the Spanish national team, he already has been a part of the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Having spent six years at Valencia CF, he moved on to the Manchester City side in 2010 and has been playing for the club ever since. After joining Manchester City, he won the FA Cup and Premier League, and also made more than 100 appearances for the Citizens. Because of his amazing passing skills and possession-maintaining capabilities, he is also named ‘Merlin’ by his team mates. David Silva is paid £160,000 a week at the Etihad with his contract expiring in 2017.