Pogba, Ozil, Thiago: How much money do Premier League centre midfielders earn per-week?

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes

Premier League players receive an incredible amount of money to do their job. Everyone knows that.

But just how much do players in England's top flight earn per-week?

In the past few weeks, we've been going through the Premier League's highest-paid players in every position.

And now, using data mainly provided by Spotrac, we have looked at the Premier League's highest-paid centre midfielders.

We've included defensive and attacking midfielders. Spotrac does not have data for every player, so we've used other sources were applicable.

All figures below are their base wages. Bonuses are not included.

=25. Danny Drinkwater - £100,000-per-week

=25. Mateo Kovacic - £100,000-per-week

=25. Gylfi Sigurdsson - £100,000-per-week

=25. Fabinho - £100,000-per-week

=25. Dele Alli - £100,000-per-week

Chelsea are paying Drinkwater £100,000-per-week, despite his last appearance for the club coming in August 2018.

It's crazy that he's earning the same amount of money as Fabinho, who is one of the best defensive midfielders in world football.

Alli has regressed at Spurs and is not justifying his wage at the moment.

Fabinho in action for Liverpool

=25. Granit Xhaka - £100,000-per-week

=23. James Maddison - £110,000-per-week

=23. Jorginho - £110,000-per-week

22. Andre Gomes - £112,212-per-week

=17. Donny van de Beek - £120,000-per-week

Van de Beek is earning a lot of money to just sit on the bench at Man United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be wise to give him more opportunities going forward.

Donny van de Beek in action for Man United

=17. Nemanja Matic - £120,000-per-week

=17. Fred - £120,000-per-week

=17. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - £120,000-per-week

=17. Naby Keita - £120,000-per-week

16. Rodri - £121,154-per-week

It could be argued that Fred, Matic and Oxlade-Chamberlain are all overpaid. The latter has suffered from numerous injuries during his Liverpool career, which has curtailed his progress.

Keita is just starting to find his feet at Liverpool after a slow start.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in action for Liverpool

15. Max Meyer - £125,000-per-week

=11. Ilkay Gundogan - £140,000-per-week

=11. James Milner - £140,000-per-week

=11. Jordan Henderson - £140,000-per-week

=11. Kai Havertz - £140,000-per-week

Meyer is earning a ridiculous sum of money at Palace despite not making a single Premier League appearance this term.

Henderson is well worth being paid £140,000-per-week. He is now one of the most influential captains in the world.

Max Meyer in action for Crystal Palace

10. N'Golo Kante - £144,231-per-week

9. Fernandinho - £150,000-per-week

8. Bruno Fernandes - £154,286-per-week

7. Juan Mata - £160,000-per-week

6. Tanguy Ndombele - £200,000-per-week

Fernandes has earned every penny since joining United 10 months ago. He's directly contributed to 23 goals in 21 Premier League appearances, which is an absurd tally for a midfielder.

Ndombele struggled at the start of his Spurs career but he's just started to show why he's being paid so much money.

Bruno Fernandes in action for Man United

5. Thiago - £210,000-per-week (per Sportekz)

4. Thomas Partey - £260,000-per-week (per the Mirror)

3. Mesut Ozil - £268,750-per-week

2. Paul Pogba - £290,000-per-week

1. Kevin De Bruyne - £320,833-per-week

Liverpool and Arsenal gave Thiago and Partey respectively a lot of money to sign in the summer.

Ozil and Pogba are both appear to be out of favour at their clubs and could be sold in January.

De Bruyne is the Premier League's highest-paid midfielder and rightly so. He has been astonishingly good in the last few seasons for Man City.

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