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10 highest-paid players in the English Premier League

Premier league is the most watched leaved worldwide,people love watching and cheering on their teams

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This league is the most-watched football league with a large fan base across continents. This explains why the league strives to keep the best players by signing new contracts and increasing salaries for them anytime. These players are crucial for a club to win the premier league title.

Here are the best-paid players as of the end of 2020/21 season, from the highest;

Gareth Bale

He is currently on loan at Tottenham Hotspurs from Real Madrid and he is the most paid player earning a total of £600,000 per week. His loan deal will last for a year with a further extension option after which he will return to the parent club.

David Degea

He is the highest-paid Manchester United player and he is among the best goalkeepers in Europe. The Spaniard earns a salary of £375,000 per week. Since joining the club in 2011 he has made over 300 appearances for the club and he is regarded to have saved most shots in the premier league.

Kevin De Bruyne

He is regarded as one of the best-attacking midfielders in the world. The Belgian is the highest-paid Manchester City player. He earns a weekly salary of £350,000. He is also regarded to be the best playmaker and has earned awards for top assists in a season.

Raheem Sterling

The England nationality winger is the second most paid player in Manchester city and his current contract expires in 2023. He earns a salary of £300,000 per week. He is one of the top goal scorers in Manchester City. Sterling is a former Liverpool player.

Paul Pogba

The France national midfielder is the second best-paid player in Manchester United. His contract expires in 2021. Pogba earns a salary of £290,000 per week. Manchester United are keen on keeping him at Old Trafford as he has become a crucial player for the club.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Arsenal forward and former Borussia Dortmund player earns a salary of £250,000 per week. The Gabonese signed a contract extension that expires in 2023. Since joining ‘the gunners’ he has been crucial in arsenal winning the FA cup and top-six finishes in the previous seasons.

Thomas Partey

The former Atletico Madrid player joined Arsenal in the 2020/21 season and he is among the top paid players in the club. He earns a salary of £250,000 per week. He is a Ghanaian national and has a four-year contract with the gunners.

Anthony Martial

The Manchester United forward and french national earns a salary of £250,000 per week. He recently extended the contract that keeps him at Old Trafford until 2024 with an option to extend. He has been a key player at the heart of the ‘reds devils’ attack and has scored numerous goals for his team.

Edison Cavani

He joined Manchester United as a free agent from Paris Saint Germain and signed a one year contract which he recently extended for another year. Cavani earns a salary of £210,000 per week. He scored crucial goals for Manchester united in the 2020/21 season.

Mohammed Salah

The Egyptian midfielder and Liverpool forward is the highest-paid player in Liverpool earning a salary of £200,000 per week. He was the first player to reach the 100 goals mark for Liverpool and he was crucial in Liverpool winning the Champions League and Premier League in the 2019/20 season.

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Pre-season; Manchester United win as Newcastle fall to York City

The 2020/21 English premier league kicks off on the weekend of august 13

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Manchester united kicked off their pre-season campaign with a win over derby at pride park. United led at the break via Tahith Chong’s stunner and before the hour mark substitute Facundo Pellistri doubled their lead.

However the home team led by manager Wayne Rooney pulled one back in the 70th minute through their forward Colin Kazim-Richards who thrashed the ball past United goalkeeper,Lee Grant.

After the game Ole Gunnar, United manager expressed his faith in his team and the ability his young players have to deliver results. He also added that Jesse Lingard is part of his plans despite west ham wanting to buy the English midfielder. They now shift focus to queens park ranger(QPR) this coming Saturday at Loftus Road.

Newcastle’s poor start

The ‘Magpies’ started off their preseason with a loss as they were beaten 1- 0 by York City which plays in the National League, North side. The goal came three minutes to the final whistle through Michael Duckworth’s header from close range. The match saw Joelinton limp off due to injury.

York players celebrating a goal

After the match Newcastle manager said,”It is all about fitness. They have had an extremely tough week and a lot of them showed a bit of fatigue but it is all about getting ready for a month’s time.”

They begin their premier league campaign at home against the fired up West Ham. The 2020/21 English premier league will kick off in August 13.

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Lewis Hamilton back to winning ways at Silverstone

t the Copse corner at Silverstone, one of the fastest corners of the championship, Lewis collided with Max hitting his (Max) rear right tire forcing him out of the track and into the barriers at high speed.

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Despite a 10-second penalty after a collision with Max Verstappen, Hamilton fought back to victory closing in on the championship leader

British and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag at his home circuit, Silvertstone, in front a 140K capacity crowd. Drama ensued right at lap one when Max Verstappen of Red bull tried to defend his position from the surging Lewis, whom was wheel-to-wheel as from turn one.

At the Copse corner at Silverstone, one of the fastest corners of the championship, Lewis collided with Max hitting his (Max) rear right tire forcing him out of the track and into the barriers at high speed.

Collision between Lewis and Max at the Copse Corner

The safety car was brought in and eventually the race was red-flagged to allow the wreckage to be cleared. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc led the race at the restart in front of Hamilton and Bottas. He held his position for a good stint as Hamilton still had to serve a 10-second penalty for his collision.

However, Hamilton continued to hunt for the win and was able to overtake Leclerc, who had developed power unit issues, at the same corner he had a collision with Max. The 7-time F1 World Champion held on to his position to win at Silverstone for the 8th time.

Lewis Hamilton after crossing the finish line

The result puts Hamilton 8 points behind Max Verstappen who is currently leading the championship standings.

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Messi set to sign a new deal with 50 percent pay cut

Messi is Barcelona’s record scorer with 672 goals and has won 10 La Liga titles and 4 Champions Leagues

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Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has reached a verbal agreement on a new deal that will keep him at Camp Nou for another 5 years, it will take him to a total of 26 years at the club when it expires. He was a free agent as of July 1st 2021 after he failed to agree a new deal with Barcelona.

The announcement could yet be days away because La Liga is insisting that the club should offload some wages. This means that Barcelona have to sell some players before Messi can sign the contract in order for the club to be in line with La Liga’s financial guidelines.

Earlier in July, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner helped his country Argentina to win the Copa America title after defeating Brazil. The win ended his long wait for a first major international trophy.

Last August Messi told the club to activate a clause in his contract which would have seen him leave for free. However, Javier Tebas(La Liga president) and Josep Bartomeu(The then Barca President) blocked the move and any club interested in buying the Argentine would have to pay his €700m release clause in full.

Bartomeu went on to resign in October and Messi expressed his intentions to listen to the plans of his successor Joan Laporta before deciding his future at the club.

Messi is Barcelona’s record scorer with 672 goals and has won 10 La Liga titles, 4 Champions Leagues, 6 Copa Del Reys, 3 World club titles,7 Spanish super cups and 3 European super cups.

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