Premier League full wage bill: guide by club with Man Utd second and Arsenal sixth – The Mirror

David de Gea

Money in the Premier League has risen to astonishing new levels in recent seasons, especially when it comes to wages.

In a bid to experience both domestic and European glory, top English football clubs have agreed to pay lucrative deals to a large number of their players. Despite new legislation, including the Premier League’s own sustainability rules and UEFA’s FFP guidelines, wages have only continued to rise.

However, that has not always guaranteed that a club will achieve its respective goals during a campaign. Take this season in the Premier League for example.

Todd Boehly’s Chelsea are currently the top spender when it comes to wages in the division, according to CasinoBonusCA data that the American has been spending freely on the transfer market since arriving at Stamford Bridge. Their £212 million annual spend on wages has put them just tenth in the current Premier League standings.

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United are not far behind with an annual wage bill of £211m – David De Gea is worth £19.5m there alone. However, the Red Devils are having a much better season as they are third having already won the Carabao Cup.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are also predictable around the top as they continue their challenges for a European spot. Arsenal, meanwhile, has only the sixth highest wage bill at just under £98 million a year.

David De Gea accounts for a large chunk of Man Utd’s wage budget
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The Gunners have managed to win over some high earners in recent years and those decisions appear to have worked in their favor as Mikel Arteta’s side are in prime position to put an end to their nearly two-decade wait for a Premier League table.

Rounding out the Champions League contenders, Newcastle are not yet paying huge sums under their Saudi owners. The Magpies’ wage bill is a relatively conservative figure of £76 million a year.

That hasn’t hurt them in any way as Eddie Howe’s men continue to fight for a Champions League place before the end of the campaign. Players like Everton, West Ham and Leicester have all tried to disrupt the established elite in the Premier League in recent years and their wage bills reflect just that.

That trio spent £80.7m, £80m and £73.1m respectively on wages for their players, but all are firmly entrenched in the battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Elsewhere, some of the Premier League’s surprise packages even offer some of the lowest wage costs in the league. Fulham spend just £56.6million a year in their first season back in the top flight – just six clubs pay less – with Marco Silva’s men in ninth place.

Brighton and Brentford are the two lowest spenders in the league with wage costs of just £35.6m and £30.1m respectively. Roberto De Zerbi’s Seagulls are having a wonderful campaign and are seventh.

Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank’s Brentford continue to impress despite their low wage bill
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Thomas Frank – who could be a contender for Manager of the Year – has placed his team at Bees in eighth place ahead of this weekend’s clash with Leicester.

Looking towards the bottom of the table, Southampton, Leeds and Bournemouth all occupy the three of the last five places. That’s exactly where the labor costs have them as well.

The most expensive teams in the Premier League

Chelsea (£212,090,000)

Manchester United (£211,875,000)

Manchester City (£182,640,000)

Liverpool (£158,788,000)

Tottenham Hotspur (£110,438,000)

Arsenal (£97,878,000)

Aston Villa (£89,880,000)

Everton (£80,707,000)

West Ham United (£80,060,000)

Newcastle United (£76,220,600)

Leicester City (£73,190,000)

Crystal Palace (£67,624,000)

Nottingham Forest (£67,460,000)

Fulham (£56,668,000)

Wolverhampton Wanderers (£52,702,000)

Southampton (£51,496,000)

Leeds United (£48,100,000)

AFC Bournemouth (£42,276,000)

Brighton and Hove Albion (£35,685,000)

Brentford (£30,170,000)

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