Chelsea are well known for loaning out a lot of players at a time, so it’s no surprise that players temporarily absent from the club earn more than their fellow loanees in the Premier League.
Claude Makelele and Carlo Cudicini have to share one of the busiest jobs in the Premier League as both men are ‘loan managers’ at Chelsea, no wonder they share the role.
The pair must keep their eyes on the Blues players temporarily playing away from Stamford Bridge this season, and as usual it’s quite a long list, even if it’s nothing at Manchester City.
And, according to BettingOdds research, these players earn between them £603,507 a week, or just over £3million a year, more than players on loan from any other Premier League team.
Manchester United are next on the list, with United’s 18 players earning £548,600 each week, although it’s unconfirmed how much is paid by loan clubs and how much by their parents.
Arsenal are perhaps surprisingly the only other team whose players on loan earn more than £500,000 a week, with the Gunners’ temporary departures bringing in £502,000 every seven days.
Bafflingly, Manchester City players on loan are reportedly earning just £74,800 a week, despite Pep Guardiola’s squad having 33 players, including their Under-23 squad.
The Blues could still see an influx of those currently on loan joining the main team at Stamford Bridge next season, particularly with the team’s future still up in the air.
Roman Abramovich is due to sell the club, following sanctions against the Russian billionaire, and there is no guarantee the transfer spend will continue.
Baker was loaned to eight clubs in that time and spent eight years waiting for his second appearance for the team, having made his debut in 2014.