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Highest-Paid Ligue 1 Stars Revealed, Neymar On Over R1.65m A Day

Neymar remains ahead of Kylian Mbappe among the highest-paid players in Ligue 1, with the Brazilian pocketing an incredible R1.65 million an hour.

Click through the gallery above to see the highest-paid players in Ligue 1, and what they earn monthly, according to L'Equipe!

The Brazilian superstar is the second-highest-paid player worldwide, behind only Lionel Messi, and is the top earner in Ligue 1 with a monthly income of €3.06 million (R50 million), as French publication L’Equipe revealed in their annual salaries overview.

However, he is not the only Paris Saint-Germain star among the highest-paid stars in France, with an incredible 13 of the 15 top earners coming from the PSG squad.

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Mbappe is in second place with a monthly salary of €1.91 million (R31 million), before Thiago Silva completes the podium with monthly earnings of €1.50 million (R24.6 million).

Wantaway striker Edinson Cavani failed to leave the Parc des Princes in the January transfer window, but his last six months in Paris will be sweetened by a monthly income of €1.35 million (R22.2 million).

Wissam Ben Yedder and Cesc Fabregas, who both play for AS Monaco, are the only non-PSG players among Ligue 1's top earners, with the former receiving €650 000 (10.7 million) a month and the latter pocketing €600 000 (R985 000).

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To put Neymar's whopping salary into South African context, the 28-year-old earns R1.65 million per day, which equates to R70 000 per hour and R1 165 per minute.

Do you think Neymar deserves his whopping PSG salary? Have your say in the comments section below.


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