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Highest Paid EPL Player Per Team

English publication The Times recently published a list of the highest paid player at each Premier League team, and it includes two Africans.

Click through the gallery to see the highest paid player per EPL club.

Manchester United recently overtook Real Madrid and FC Barcelona as richest club in football, and the English giants also host England's top earner, Wayne Rooney.

The 31-year-old signed a contract worth £300 000 a week back in 2014, pushing Paul Pogba (£290 000) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£260 000) to second and third place at Old Trafford.

Yaya Toure is the best-paid African on the list and reportedly pockets £240 000 weekly, making him the joint highest paid player at Manchester City, alongside Sergio Aguero.

Cesc Fabregas is Chelsea's top earner on £220 000 a week, while Philippe Coutinho recently became Liverpool's highest paid star after signing a new £150 000-a-week deal.

Mesut Ozil follows as Arsenal’s top earner with £140 000 weekly, ahead of Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) and Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris, who are all on a weekly wages of £120 000.

Middlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo apparently pockets £100 000 weekly, as much as Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy.

Fraser Forster of Southampton (£90 000), West Ham's Andy Carroll and Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere (both £80 000) appear somewhat surprisingly ahead of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who is on £75 000 a week.

Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson share the top spot at Swansea, earning as much as Sunderland's highest paid star Jermaine Defoe, with £70 000.

West Bromwich Albion duo Darren Fletcher and James Morrison pocket £65 000 weekly, the same as Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic at Stoke City.

Watford's Troy Deeney (£50 000), Hull's Abel Hernandez (£35 000) and Burnley’s Robbie Brady (£30-£35 000) complete the ranking.

Read: The Highest Paid Players In Football Currently

Note: All figures are as reported by The Times and represent basic net salaries, excluding bonuses and endorsement deals.

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