As the sport grows, the money involved in football reaches astronomical heights, as the Mirror reported.
Yet, which players warrant the biggest wage package each week?
You may well be surprised by some of the names that make up the list of the 10 highest paid footballers in the world…
10. Graziano Pelle – £15m-per-year
Pelle left Southampton in 2016 to chase the money in the east, having established himself as an Italian international following his form for the Saints.