Top 10 Best Paid Defenders in The Premier League as Man United Star Tops Charts

Top 10 Best Paid Defenders in The Premier League as Man United Star Tops Charts

Fred Kennedy
July 28, 2022 at 12:36 PM
  • 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.

Rapahel Varane, Luke Shaw, Kalidou Koulibaly, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Ben Chiwell, Premier League.
Raphael Varane celebrates scoring a goal during a Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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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:

  1. Raphael Varane (Man United) - £340,000-a-week
  2. John Stones (Man City) - £250,000 per 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 (Manchester City) – £140,000-a-week
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