Qatar Investment Authority-owned french outfit Paris Saint Germain has rose to elite of european football in last 10 years after huge investments were made from the Qatar based company. At the start of 2015-16 season Paris Saint Germain became the professional team with the highest wage bill not only in football but sports in general. PSG’s current squad average wage is €131,100 a week (£101,898) or if we put it yearly, the average annual salary of PSG squad is around £5.3m per year making them the highest paying team in the world.
That is largely down to the fact that PSG are no longer afraid to spend big on player transfers to compete with the elite of european football. In the last 7 to 8 years they have slowly established themselves one of the top european team consistently qualifying for the later stages of the champions league.
Transfers 16/17: They brought in new manager Unai Emery who inherited a quality squad but quickly made his mark with couple of great signings like polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jesé from Real Madrid. They have let go several top players which will ultimately help the club to reduce the wages.
- Grzegorz Krychowiak – (€33.6 million from Sevilla)
- Jesé – (€25 million from Real Madrid)
- Giovani Lo Celso – (€10 million from CA Rosario)
- Thomas Meunier – (€7 million Club Brugge)
- Hatem Ben Arfa – (free transfer)
With Ibrahimovic gone, Angel Di Maria and Thiago Silva are the highest paid players in the current squad we take a look at their current squad and contracts.
|PLAYER||AGE||WEEKLY WAGE||CONTRACT LEFT|
|Kevin Trapp||26||€75,000||4 Years (2020)|
|Alphonse Aréola||23||€40,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Rémy Descamps||20||€5,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Marquinhos||22||€90,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Thiago Silva||31||€200,000||2 Years (2018)|
|Presnel Kimpembe||21||€10,000||2 Years (2018)|
|Layvin Kurzawa||23||€75,000||4 Years (2020)|
|Maxwell||35||€80,000||Last Year (2017)|
|Serge Aurier||23||€100,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Thomas Meunier (new signing)||24||€60,000||4 Years (2020)|
|Grzegorz Krychowiak (new signing)||26||€130,000||5 Years (2021)|
|Thiago Motta||34||€80,000||Last Year (2017)|
|Marco Verratti||23||€130,000||5 Year (2021)|
|Blaise Matuidi||29||€150,000||2 Years (2018)|
|Adrien Rabiot||21||€60,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Julian Draxler (new signing)||23||€100,000||5 Years (2021)|
|Javier Pastore||27||€100,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Hatem Ben Arfa (new signing)||29||€75,000||2 Years (2018)|
|Jesé (new signing)||23||€75,000||5 Years (2021)|
|Ángel Di María||28||€180,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Lucas||24||€80,000||3 Years (2019)|
|Edinson Cavani||29||€130,000||2 Years (2018)|
|Jean-Kévin Augustin||19||2 Years (2018)|
All these details are pretty accurate you can have our word for that. football-leaks has been revealing some very insight information about the player/club contracts in the last 6 months and some of the PSG contracts mentioned in football-leak documents reflect the exact figures. You can follow football-leak at their official blog (footballleaks2015.wordpress.com) for more information.