The astonishing wages of PSG’s first team players

20) Presnel Kimpembe (Defender) – €10,000/week

The young defender has been one of the rare youth products of the Parisiens who is now a part of their first team plans. Ever since the Qatari takeover, PSG have seen the likes of Coman and Zagadou leave the club in search of first team opportunities. However, Kimpembe has now made more than 70 appearances for the newly crowned French champions. The defender even replaced Thiago Silva against Real in the Champions league, which further demonstrates how highly rated Kimpembe is at PSG. Check out all our betting tips here.

19) Alphonse Areola (Goalkeeper) – €40,000/week

Barring an error against Real Madrid, Areola has been impressive for the most part of the season. The goalkeeper has been at PSG since the age of 13, though only made his senior debut in 2013when he came on to replace then PSG first choice goalkeeper, Salvatore Sirigu. After loan spells with Lens, Bastia and Villarreal, Areola has now relegated Kevin Trapp to the bench. His fine authority likely will make him PSG’s first choice for years to come.

18) Thomas Meunier (Defender) – €60,000/week

Bought for a meagre 6 million Euros, Thomas Meunier has shown signs of making it at the highest level. Though he did not feature as much as he would have liked given Alves’ arrival, Meunier is still a highly rated defender. He has voiced his frustration with the lack of playing time but Emery’s departure could signal a turn in fortunes for the Belgium defender.

17) AdrienRabiot (Midfielder) – €60,000/week

Chased by the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Juventus, AdrienRabiot is slowly but steadily becoming a fine midfielder. BlaiseMatuidi’s departure has surely made the development process much faster. He put in a fine performance against Barca last season and has been a crucial figure for the Parisiens this season as well.

16) Kevin Trapp (Goalkeeper) – €75,000/week

He might not be at PSG next season but the goalkeeper is still highly rated despite some errors. He came from Frankfurt with a high reputation and a fee of 10 million Euros and did well however it is only when Areola rose to prominence that Trapp lost his place. Unfortunately for him, he might not win back his place.

15) LayvinKurzawa (Defender) – €75,000/week

The French left-back has failed to live up to the expectations since making the move from Monaco to PSG. While going forward, Kurzawa has been largely impressive but it is his defensive side that has time and time again hurt his chances of making the left-back his position. So much so that Yuri Berchiche started both games against Real in the Champions league while Kurzawa warmed the bench.

14) Hatem Ben Arfa (Midfielder) – €75,000/week

Signed from Nice after a hugely successful season, Ben Arfa finally looked set to make his mark for a top side in Europe; however contrary to the belief, Ben Arfa has had major disappointment at PSG. His falling out with Emery meant that he was frozen out of the first team plans and looks set to leave the club in the summer.

13) Yuri Berchiche (Defender) – €80,000/week

Yuri Berchiche has shown the resolve and experience to survive at a club of PSG’s stature. A relatively quite signing compared to the Neymars and Mbappes; however, the defender has steadily made himself a fixture in the first team. He has made 23 appearances in the first team including featuring in important games like the ones against Real.

12) Thiago Motta (Midfielder) – €80,000/week

The experienced Italian is now in the final phase of his playing career. He might not be the same athletic midfielder he used to be but his experience and composure is a major asset to the PSG side. His absence in the midfield requires complete restructuring signifying his importance to the French side.

11) LassanaDiarra (Midfielder) – €80,000/week

After disappearing from top level football, Lass Diarra returned to Europe in January signing for PSG. In fact, his early season form even raised calls for selection to the French national side for the World Cup. At 33, Diarra will surely remain an asset for a PSG squad crying out for experience.

10) Julian Draxler (Forward) – €100,000/week

The German has been a victim of PSG’s quest for signing mega stars. Arriving mid season in 2016, Draxler had been a major success last season including a fine performance in PSG’s rout of Barca. However, with Neymar and Mbappe’s arrival and Emery’s proclivity for playing 4-3-3, Draxler has found himself warming the bench in crucial games.

9)Javier Pastore (Midfielder) – €100,000/week

If at any other club than PSG, Pastore would have been a star and a talisman. Such is Argentinian’s quality and PSG’s myriad of superstars that even a player of Pastore’s unimpeachable quality cannot get a game. How long he remains at PSG is a question for another day, but considering PSG paid 40 million for a player who does not feature in big games is appalling.

8) Marco Verratti (Midfielder) – €150,000/week

The Italian nearly ended his PSG career with reports suggesting he was ready to go on strike in order to force a move to Barca last summer. However, he did stay partly due to PSG’s heavy spending on stars like Neymar and Mbappe. Perhaps a change of heart might just happen again with PSG once again disappointing in Europe.

7)Marquinhos (Defender) – €200,000/week

The defender signed as a teenager for PSG in 2013 and since has become a mainstay in the heart of PSG defence. While he has yet to become the player everyone expected him to become, there is still ample time for the Brazilian to improve.

6) Thiago Silva (Defender) – €200,000/week

Signed for a whopping 42 million from Milan, Thiago Silva has been hugely successful in his time at Parc de Paris. The defender has become PSG’s leader making more than 200 appearances in last six seasons. He has been criticised for being unable to organize the side during their falling apart against Barca and has even hinted that he might be ready to pull the curtains on his PSG career.

5) EdinsonCavani (Forward) – €200,000/week

The Uruguayan has been guilty of missing some easy chances but there is no doubt about the heart and soul he puts on the pitch for PSG. For a striker of his calibre, there was a great deal of team spirit from Cavani when he accepted playing on the wings in order to accommodate Zlatan. Since the Swede’s departure, Cavani has played on an incredible level regularly scoring for the French side. He is also the club’s record goal scorer now.

4) DaniAlves (Defender) – €230,000/week

One of the most celebrated footballers of this generation, DaniAlves arrived at PSG in order to instil his winning mentality at the club. While the club were not successful in their attempts this season, there is still a lot Alves can offer to the club. Next season might just be the one.

3) Ángel Di María (Forward) – €230,000/week

Earns a massive 230,000 euros per week but still didn’t start in unarguably the biggest game of the season, such is the life of a mega-star at PSG. The riches of PSG meant that Di Maria has been in the side on and off. Nevertheless, he has regularly grabbed the opportunity to impress with both hands. Despite his relatively limited game time, Di Maria has enjoyed his best goal scoring season with 21 goals to his name.

2) KylianMbappé (Forward) – €300,000/week

The young sensation was the subject of transfer rumours ever since breaking through in the Monaco side last season. He made a loan move to PSG last summer and the move was made permanent last month, meaning Mbappe is now the World’s second most expensive player, worth 188 million Euros. 21 goals in 38 games in all competitions is by no means a poor record for a 19-year old.

1) NeymarJr (Forward) – €500,000/week

Unai Emery admitted this week that the next coach has to accept that Neymar is the king at PSG. Everything indeed has been about him since he made a record breaking move from Barca to PSG. But given his fine quality, the Ligue 1 was always going to be too easy for the Brazilian. Therefore there have been rumours suggesting that Neymar is willing to move again. Perhaps a move to Real, Barca’s arch rivals, might be on the cards.