Gareth Bale set to top list of Premier League’s biggest earners

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Gareth Bale will comfortably become the Premier League’s top earner when his return to Tottenham is confirmed.

Reported to be on an eye-popping £500,000 per week at Real Madrid, the PA news agency looks at the current top wages in the Premier League.

1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Fresh from inspiring Mikel Arteta’s side to the FA Cup and Community Shield, the Arsenal captain this week finally put pen to paper on a new and improved three-year deal worth a reported £375,000 per week.

2. David De Gea (Manchester United)

David De Gea has struggled for form at United of late
David De Gea has struggled for form at United of late (Catherine Ivill/PA)

3. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

While you might question the logic of paying Aubameyang so much at 31 – the same age as Bale – the Gunners are surely going to get better value out of him than Ozil. The World Cup winner has not been playing under Arteta and still has a year to run on his £350,000 weekly wages.

4. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City's standout player
Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City’s standout player (handout)

5. Kai Havertz (Chelsea)

The biggest signing of the summer to date, the Germany international is reportedly taking home a weekly salary of £310,000. The 21-year-old joined from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee rising to £70million at the start of the month and made his debut against Brighton on Monday.

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