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The new 2021/22 football season has already started, as it was followed by the round of exciting signings and new contracts.
The summer transfer deadline was closed on August 31 and we can finally take a look at the new squads of the top league clubs.
Surprising summer deals included the return of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, as well as mind-blowing PSG move for Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
Recently Forbes published the names of the top earners in the world football, and besides the obvious superstars, it also has some surprising names in it.
So let’s take a look at the list of the highest paid footballers of 2021.
Eden Hazard is one of the top earners in Real Madrid, despite not having his best form recently due to injury problems.
The Belgian made a £103.5m move from Chelsea to the Spanish capital back in 2019 after spending seven glorious years in West London.
This season Hazard has made 7 appearances for Los Blancos so far and is yet to find the back of the net.
Gareth Bale is another name in Real Madrid’s top earners’ list.
Having spent last season at Tottenham on loan, the Wales international returned to Madrid and is currently sidelined through a knee injury.
Bale moved to Real back in 2013 from Spurs and since then he played 254 games, netted 106 times and provided 68 assists, as well as winning four Champions League titles.
The Manchester United midfielder is one of the highly rated players in his position, as he became record-breaking signing back in 2016, when he joined from Juventus.
Pogba is always on pressure to provide perfect displays, which he recently did against Leeds, assisting four times.
Considering his high salary, he’s always expected to give 100%, which he will surely do after deciding to stay at the Old Trafford this summer.