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The 10 Highest-Paid Players In Europe

Lionel Messi earns a whopping €43.2 million more annually than longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo does, while a Manchester United star and France sensation Kylian Mbappe are also among Europe's 10 highest-paid players.

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, and Messi is at the top of the list.

The Argentine is believed to earn €8.3 million (R128 million) a month before tax and excluding income from sponsorships and endorsement deals, taking his annual salary to €99.6 million (R1.5 billion).

That amounts to €43.2 million (R667 million) more than second-placed Ronaldo, who pockets €56.4 million (R871 million) a year and €4.7 million (R73 million) per month at Juventus. 

Antoine Griezmann has overtaken Neymar following his latest contract extension at Atletico Madrid, and the Frenchman now receives €3.3 million (R51 million) a month, while Neymar sits on €3.06 million (R47 million) a month.

LaLiga stars Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale, with €2.9 million (R45 million) and €2.5 million (R39 million) a month respectively, are in sixth and seventh place.

United winger Alexis Sanchez is the highest-paid Premier League player, earning €2.28 million (R35 million) a month since making the switch from Arsenal to the Red Devils.

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Mbappe follows, with €1.73 million (R27 million) a month, in ninth spot, before Arsenal's Mesut Ozil completes the top 10 with a monthly salary of €1.6 million (R25 million).

Which of the top-earning players in Europe do you think is overpaid? Have your say in the comments section below.

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