- Raphael Varane is currently the highest-earning defender in the Premier League after he penned a lucrative deal with Man United
- The French center-back who joined the Red Devils last summer is understood to be on a £340,000-a-week package
- Other defenders in the top 10 list of best-paid defenders in the EPL include Chelsea summer signing, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Virgil van Dijk
Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane is currently the best-paid defender in the Premier League.
The Real Madrid legend joined the Red Devils last summer for a fee believed to be around £41m, including add-ons.
The Frenchman is understood to have penned a four-year deal at Old Trafford, with the move seeing him become the highest earning defender in the English top-flight.
According to GiveMeSport, Varane is earning an eyewatering £340,000-a-week as wages.
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Man City's John Stones is second on the list of the best-paid defenders in the EPL, with the Englishman pocketing £250,000 per week.
Third on the list is Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk who is on a £220,000-a-week package, while Chelsea's Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire of Man United complete the top five podium on £190,000-a-week and £189,000-a-week wages respectively.
Kalidou Koulibaly among best earning defenders in the EPL
Meanwhile, Chelsea's summer signing, Kalidou Koulibaly, is among the Premier League's highest-earning defenders.
The former Napoli ace sealed a switch to Stamford Bridge earlier in the month to become Chelsea's third signing of the summer.
According to The Sun, the Senegal international is on a £162,000-a-week package, earning him a place among the top 10 earners.
Here are the top 10 best-paid defenders in the EPL:
- Raphael Varane (Man United) - £340,000-a-week
- John Stones (Man City) - £250,000 per week
- Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £220,000-a-week
- Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – £190,000-a-week
- Harry Maguire (Manchester United) – £189,904-a-week
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £180,000-a-week
- Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) – £162,000-a-week
- Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – £160,000-a-week
- Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – £150,000-a-week
- Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) – £140,000-a-week