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30 best paid players in Ligue 1 – Includes 2 ex-Newcastle amongst host of former Premier League

4 weeks ago
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Top 30 highest salaries of the best paid players in Ligue 1 have been revealed.

The amounts are per month and in euros, roughly 100,000 euros equals £86,000.

The very best paid player gets almost twice as much as the next highest, Neymar receiving 3.060,000 euros per month (£2.63m), with Kylian Mbappe next highest on ‘only’ 1,730,000 (£1.47m) per month.

If for some reason you wondered why PSG are dominating French football, the fact they have 13 of the 14 highest paid might have something to do with it.

I count at least 11 former Premier League players in the list, a reminder that once players ave appeared in the English top tier, it is vefry difficult for your average French club to afford to then take them back to France.

Two former Newcastle players are included.

Florian Thauvin is the 21st highest paid in Ligue 1, receiving 422,000 euros (£363,000) per month.

Whilst Hatem Ben Arfa is one place lower on 400,000 euros (£343,000).

The L’Equipe list of the 30 best paid players in Ligue 1:

3,060,000 Neymar (PSG)

1,730,000 Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

1,500,000 Edinson Cavani (PSG)

1,160,000 Tiago Silva (PSG)

1,100,000 Angel Di Maria (PSG)

800,000 Alphonse Areola (PSG)

750,000 Gianluigi Buffon (PSG)

750,000 Radamel Falcao (Monaco)

700,000 Daniel Alves (PSG)

700,000 Marquinhos (PSG)

670,000 Presnel Kimpembe (PSG)

610,000 Leandro Paredes (PSG)

600,000 Julian Draxler (PSG)

600,000 Marco Verratti (PSG)

600,000 Cesc Fabregas )Monaco)

500,000 Mario Balotelli (Marseille)

500,000 Kevin Strootman (Marseille)

500,000 Dimitri Payet (Marseille)

500,000 Luiz Gustavo (Marseille)

460,000 Thilo Kehrer (PSG)

422,000 Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

400,000 Hatem Ben Arfa (Rennes)

360,000 Memphis Depay (Lyon)

360,000 Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

330,000 Valere Germain (Marseille)

300,000 Houssem Aouar (Lyon)

300,000 Moussa Dembele (Lyon)

300,000 Nabil Fekir (Lyon)

300,000 Adil Rami (Marseille)

290,000 Kamil Glik (Monaco)

290,000 Bertrand Traore (Lyon)

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