Juventus’ new signing, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now the third best-paid footballer in the world, following his stunning £100 million move from Real Madrid. Ronaldo has agreed to a £500,000-a-week contract with the Serie A champions.
The Portugal captain moves above Alexis Sanchez, who earns £23.4m a year following his move to Manchester United back in January.
He is, however, behind rival Lionel Messi (£40.5m a year) at Barcelona and Neymar (£31.7m) at Paris Saint-Germain.
Some players currently plying their trade in the lucrative Chinese Super League also make the top-ten list.
TOP 10 ANNUAL SALARIES
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £40.5m
2. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) £31.7m
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) £26.6m
4. Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) £23.4m
5. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) £21.1m
6. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune) £20.3m
7. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £18.2m
8. Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) £17.6m
9. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) £15.9m
10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £15.4m