Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City’s highest earner, taking home a salary of £18.2m, which is nearly as much as Bernardo Silva (£7.8m-a-year), Riyad Mahrez (£6.24m-a-year) and Leroy Sane’s wages (£4.68m-a-year) combined.
It’s more than twice the salary of Fernandinho (£7.8m-a-year) too, but how does it compare with the rest of the Manchester City squad?
Where will Manchester City finish this season?
- Kevin De Bruyne (£18.2m-a-year/£350k-per-week)
- Raheem Sterling (£15.6m-a-year/£300k-per-week)
- Sergio Aguero (£12m-a-year/£230k-per-week)
- David Silva (£11.4m-a-year/£220k-per-week)
- Fernandinho (£7.8m-a-year/£150k-per-week)
- Bernardo Silva (£7.8m-a-year/£150k-per-week)
- Ilkay Gundogan (£7.28m-a-year/£140k-per-week)
- Rodrigo (£6.3m-a-year/£122k-per-week)
- Aymeric Laporte (£6.24m-a-year/£120k-per-week)
- Riyad Mahrez (£6.24m-a-year/£120k-per-week)
- Nicolas Otamendi (£6.24m-a-year/£120k-per-week)
- Kyle Walker (£5.72m-a-year/£110k-per-week)
- John Stones (£5.2m-a-year/£100k-per-week)
- Gabriel Jesus (£4.68m-a-year/£90k-per-week)
- Benjamin Mendy (£4.68m-a-year/£90k-per-week)
- Leroy Sane (£4.68m-a-year/£90k-per-week)
- Claudio Bravo (£4.16m-a-year/£80k-per-week)
- Joao Cancelo (£4.16m-a-year/£80k-per-week)
- Ederson Moraes (£3.38m-a-year/£65k-per-week)
- Jack Harrison (£2.65m-a-year/£50k-per-week)
- Oleksandr Zinchenko* (£2.6m-a-year/ £50k-per-week)
- Marlos Moreno (£2.34m-a-year/£45k-per-week)
- Philippe Sandler (£1.98m-a-year/£38k-per-week)
- Phil Foden* (£1.52m-a-year/£30k-per-week)
- Tosin Adarabioyo (£1.56m-a-year/£30k-per-week)
Based on the findings, the average first-team wage at City is £5.8m-a-year/£111k-per-week. The Sky Blues have 13 players on £100k-per-week or more but still haven’t come close to Liverpool.
After winning the Premier League last season, City spent £150m over the summer and have gone backwards when looking at results. It’s unlikely Pep Guardiola’s men will defend their title, but they’re still in with a chance of winning three trophies – Champions League, FA Cup, EFL Cup.