10 lowest-paid players in Premier League 2023-24
In England, not every other athlete makes millions playing football
Football players playing in the Premier League make whopping sums of money. It is the best-paid league in world football. Manchester City‘s Kevin De Bruyne takes home £400,000. And no that’s not his annual salary. This £400,000 amount gets credited to his account every week.
But every other PL player doesn’t make anywhere near what the Belgium midfield maestro gets paid. In this article, we have a look at the 10 PL players taking the lowest weekly paychecks for the 2023-24 season.
Reminder, even if they may be pocketing the lowest in comparison to other PL players. These 10 players still pocket way more than what an average UK person makes in a week. As per Statista, the median annual earnings in the United Kingdom is £34,963 in 2023. That equates to roughly £672 per week.
10. Max Lowe – £10,000 per week
Max Lowe moved from Derby County to Sheffield United in September 2020. In the Premier League promotion campaign for The Blades, Lowe played a decent part. In the 2022-23 EFL Championship, the left-midfielder featured in 26 league games out of a possible 46. This season though Lowe has played just 125 minutes. And hasn’t been involved since the season’s first two games against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
9. Tommy Doyle – £10,000 per week
The 22-year-old earns a very shy amount than his parent club Man City teammate and PL’s highest-paid player Kevin De Bruyne. Tommy Doyle was born in Manchester, England and is now currently on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers. With the Wolves having an option to buy in the loan deal, there is a fair chance of Doyle not returning back to The Sky Blues.
8. George Baldock – £10,000 per week
George Baldock was in the ranks of Milton Keynes Dons’s first team since 2009. Before Sheffield United signed Baldock in a transfer deal, the midfielder was accustomed to playing out on loans. After joining the Blades in 2017, Baldock has made 212 appearances for the club. So far in 12 matchdays of the Premier League, Sheffield have utilised Baldock in 6 games.
7. Loris Karius – £10,000 per week
After arriving from FSV Mainz 05 to Liverpool in the summer of 2016, Loris Karius made the most of his short time at Anfield. In just 2 years, Karius lined up in between the posts for the Reds against Real Madrid in the 2018 UEFA Champions League finals. His two errors saw Liverpool lose 3-1 which Doctors later revealed was concussion-related. Now he plays as the backup to Nick Pope at Newcastle United in UCL games.
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6. Kourtney Hause – £8,077 per week
Aston Villa are punching above their weight right now. After 12 PL games, they sit in 5th position which keeps them above Manchester United, Newcastle United and Chelsea FC. With Tyrone Mings, Pau Torres, Diego Carlos and Ezri Konsa favoured in central defence, Kourtney Hause hasn’t yet featured even for a minute this season. Chances are Hause may be out from The Villans squad before his contract expires in June 2025.
5. Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu – £7,500 per week
His paycheck might make it hard to believe but Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu has made history in English football. When the defensive midfielder arrived in November 2013, Luton Town were playing fifth-division football in England. Now we see them competing in the first tier, the Premier League. Mpanzu has been greatly involved in this journey which also makes him the first-ever player to go from fifth to first division with the same club in England.
4. James Shea – £7,500 per week
After making 112 appearances for AFC Wimbledon in 3 seasons, goalkeeper James Shea moved to Luton Town without any fee involved in the transfer. The player is yet to stack in any minute in the Premier League this season. Shea has so far made 107 appearances in all competitions for the Hatters since joining them in 2017.
3. Jordan Clark – £5,000 per week
Jordan Clark has so far played for just 17 minutes after making a substitute appearance in the 1-0 away loss to Manchester United. The player is versatile enough to play as an attacking, central and even a right midfielder. The 30-year-old has been in Luton Town since moving from Accrington Stanley in 2020.
2. Rhys Norrington-Davies – £4,000 per week
In the pre-match press conference before facing Man United, Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom mentioned this about Rhys Norrington-Davies’s return from injury “I can’t tell you when he will be back in and playing again”. The player suffered a very serious hamstring injury before the 2022 FIFA World Cup thus failing to also take his place in the Wales national football team last year.
1. Alex Mighten – £3,462 per week
A Nottingham Forest youth academy product is the lowest paid footballer in the Premier League right now. Alex Mighten is currently out on loan to the Belgian first-tier outfit KV Kortrijk. In the Jupiler Pro League, Mighten has made 2 starts while also making a total of 5 appearances in the league. The left winger is just 21 and his salary is expected to rise in the near future.
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