Neymar gets 3 million euros a month as PSG pay 12 of highest Ligue 1 salaries
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Neymar gets 3 million euros a month as PSG pay 12 of highest Ligue 1 salaries

Neymar’s club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) pay 12 of the 13 highest salaries in Ligue 1.

football Updated: Feb 06, 2018 18:24 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Paris
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Brazilian forward Neymar moved from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.(AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain pays 12 of the 13 largest player salaries in the French league, led by Neymar, who makes 3.07 million euros ($3.8 million) gross a month, more than twice as much as the next highest earner, sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.

Behind Neymar, PSG players occupy the next seven places: Uruguayan Edinson Cavani makes 1.54 million euros a month, French teenager Kylian Mbappe earns 1.5m euros and Brazilian defender Thiago Silva makes 1.33m euros.

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Then come Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria and Brazilian defender Marquinhos, both on 1.12m euros, Italian midfielder Thiago Motta (875,000 euros) and Argentine Javier Pastore (770,000 euros).

The first non-Parisian on the list is Radamel Falcao, the Colombian striker who earns 750,000 euros a month and, because he is in Monaco, pays no taxes.

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The top ten is rounded out by Dani Alves, another Brazilian defender at PSG, who makes 700,000 euros. Next come three more PSG stars -- German striker Julian Draxler and Italian playmaker Marco Verratti both make 600,000.

PSG’s French striker Hatem Ben Arfa is tied on 500,000 euros a month with two Marseille players, the former West Ham player Dimitri Payet and Brazilian Luiz Gustavo.

At the other end of the Ligue 1 salary table are Amiens, where the average monthly salary is 15,000 euros, including three players on just 2,800 euros.

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Since the sacking of the Marcelo Bielsa, who was making 560,000 euros a month to coach Lille before he stormed out, PSG’s Unai Emery has become the highest earning manager on 450,000 euros a month.

Next comes another man working tax-free in Monaco, Leonardo Jardim, on 350,000 closely followed by Claudio Ranieri, who won the English Premier League with Leicester in 2016 and makes 340,000 a month in Nantes.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 18:24 IST