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The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

Lionel Messi earns almost twice as much as Cristiano Ronaldo, while Brazilian superstar Neymar and a Manchester United star are also among the 13 highest-players in Europe right now.

Click through the gallery above to see the best earners in Europe, and what they earn monthly, according to L’Equipe.

French publication L’Equipe has released its annual report of the highest-paid players in France and Europe, with Messi sitting at the top of the ranking.

The FC Barcelona captain is believed to earning €8.3 million (135 million) a month before tax and excluding income from sponsorships and endorsement deals.

He is followed by longstanding rival Ronaldo, who receives €4.5 million (R73 million) per month since moving to Juventus - nearly half of Messi’s monthly salary.

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Neymar, who is the top earner in Ligue 1, follows in third spot with €3.1 million (R50 million), edging Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez’s €3 million (R49 million) salary.

Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard follow with €2.5 million (R41 million) per month, while Kylian Mbappe sits with a monthly earnings of €1.9 million (R31 million) in eighth position.

David De Gea is currently highest-paid player in England, pocketing €1.8 million (R29 million) from Man United, with Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Philippe Coutinho following on €1.7 million (R28 million).

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Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil complete the top earners in Europe, with both receiving €1.6 million (R26 million) respectively.

Why do you think there is such a huge gap between Messi and Ronaldo’s salary? Have your say in the comments section below.

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