Ahead of the much anticipated El Clasico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on Sunday in LaLiga, here are the 10 best-paid players from the two Spanish giants. Does anyone near close to what Lionel Messi does?
Click through the gallery above to see the 10 high-paid players from Real and Barca, according to Total Sportek.
Los Blancos will host the Catalan giants on Sunday evening at the Santiago Bernabeu, where there is all to play for.
The home side go into the clash just two points adrift of their bitter rivals, with the Clasico in December ending in a 0-0 draw, despite Real having some great chances to win the match.
While matters on the field will undoubtedly be captivating, let’s take a look at a few matters off the field; who from the two Spanish sides earns the biggest weekly wage?
Unsurprisingly, it is the Blaugrana’s Messi that is the best-paid player, with the Argentine believed to be on a mammoth salary of £500 000 (R9.8 million) a week in Spain.
The second highest-earner from the two teams is Real’s Eden Hazard, though the Belgian is likely to miss the encounter due to an injury. The former Chelsea player, on £400 000 (R7.9 million) a week, has featured just 15 times in his debut campaign, and could now miss the rest of the campaign.
Third on the list is Los Blancos’ Gareth Bale, followed by Barca’s French forward Antoine Griezmann in fourth, and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez in fifth. To see the full 10-man list, click through the gallery above.
Do you think there is anyone on this list that does not deserve their salary? Let us know in the comments section below.