Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe lead the way as top Ligue 1 winners

Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are unsurprisingly the best players in Ligue 1, and it looks like PSG occupy 18 of the top 20 spots.

It’s not new information that PSG have spent a ridiculous amount of money, they are backed by an oil-rich country after all and have the most expensive players in football history in their team.

The fact that Neymar, Messi and Mbappe are raking in the money every week won’t surprise anyone, although the Brazilian being above his teammates might not have been so predictable.

It’s not just their first three ridiculously talented misses, which fans have recently booed, who are paid big money though, with most members of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad earning more than their league rivals.

According to L’Equipe, all but two of the top 20 in France’s top division belong to Pochettino’s side, with only Monaco pair Wissam ben Yedder and Cesc Fabregas breaking the Parisian monopoly.

The highest paid players in Ligue 1. Image: L’Equipe

The salaries on the list are monthly salaries, which means Neymar earns over €4m per month and over €1m per week!

Not too far behind him is Messi, whose transfer fee was nothing, saving PSG some money but undoubtedly costing them more in wages.

Mbappe is actually quite far behind his two strike partners which could have something to do with his likely transfer to Real Madrid this summer when his contract expires.

If the former Monaco striker feels little changed, he certainly hopes to catch up with him with his proposed transfer, or at least his mother is.

Mbappe is expected to join Real Madrid this summer.  Image: PA Images
Mbappe is expected to join Real Madrid this summer. Image: PA Images

PSG could dump even more money from their wage bill this summer, claiming the owners are ready to sell Neymar.

This follows their last Champions League failure, where Real Madrid came back from two goals 30 minutes into the second leg, courtesy of Karim Benzema’s hat-trick.

The Premier League are one of the few teams that can afford Neymar’s salary, which as we now know is ridiculous!

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