Catalan giants Barcelona boast a squad market value of €762million. But who are the highest-paid players in the Blaugrana?
Barcelona will play hosts to the defending champions Real Madrid in LaLiga this weekend.
The Catalan giants will be hoping to pass the test of their eternal rivals, amid the ongoing scandal that is rocking the club’s hierarchy.
In recent years, Barcelona have been scrutinized heavily by LaLiga over the way the club’s financial business is being handled.
The club’s finances slipped into an all-time low, but they, however, managed to seal a mega partnership with streaming giants Spotify to help boost their economic situation.
The Spotify deal has already seen the famous Camp Nou adopt the name of the streaming giants and the Barcelona kits featuring the logo of some of the biggest superstars in global music.
In the first El Clasico of the season, Barcelona wore kits featuring the Owl logo of OVO record label boss and Canadian rapper Drake
Ahead of Sunday’s reverse fixture, the Blaugarana will now wear kits featuring the logo of Spanish music superstar Rosalia’s album 'MOTOMAMI'.
In 2023, Barcelona has a combined squad market value of €762 million as per Transfermrkt, but who is the highest-paid footballer in the Blaugrana team?
Who is the highest-paid player in Barcelona?
In 2023, the highest-paid player in Barcelona is Frenkie de Jong. The Netherlands international takes home a staggering £637,944 per week.
But who are the Top 10 highest-paid footballers in the club?
In this article, we will review the Top 10 highest-paid players in Barcelona in 2023 via figures from Capology.
Revealed: Top 10 highest-paid players in Barcelona (2023)
10. Pedri - £159,571 per week
In 10th position is Spanish midfield hotshot Pedri Gonzalez.
At just 20 years of age, Pedri is already regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world.
The former Las Palmas player has never left the Starting XI since his arrival in 2020.
Pedri is one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona with a weekly salary of £159,571.
He has been touted as the future of the next generation of Barcelona superstars as well as the future core of the Spain national team’s midfield.
9. Ferran Torres - £170,118 per week
Next on the list is another Spain international. Ferran Torres arrived the Camp Nou in 2022 after struggling to break into Pep Guardiola’s plans in Manchester City.
The 23-year-old is among the highest-paid players in Barcelona even though he has struggled to make a real impression so far.
Ferran is a different player for the Spain national team compared to when he is the Spotify outfit.
Tchouameni possesses technique, great defensive awareness and strength on the ball is one of the best young players in the world.
Regardless, he still smiles home with a weekly paycheck of £170,118.
8. Ousmane Dembélé - £204,142 per week
Dembélé is one of the most talented young players in the world, having arrived for a club-record fee of €105 million from Borussia Dortmund.
However, the 25-year-old is yet to justify that hefty fee the club forked out for bis services, but he has shown flashes of what he can do on his best day.
Known for his dribbling, pace and finishing, Dembele is one of the best players in the club and one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona.
The France international renewed a deal with the club last summer that will see him earn £204,142 weekly until the end of the 2022/23 season.
7. Raphinha - £212,648 per week
Raphinha sealed a transfer from Leeds United to Barcelona in the summer of 2022 on a five-year contract for a reported initial fee of £50m, potentially rising to £55 million in add-ons.
The Brazil international is one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona and earns a weekly £212,000 in the Spotify Camp Nou.
The 26-year-old is still in his first season in Barca and has shown flashes of what he can do on his best day.
6. Jules Koundé - £230,510 per week
Kounde sealed a move to Barcelona from fellow LaLiga club Sevilla in the summer of 2022.
The 24-year-old France international is one of the best defenders in the league and commands a salary of £230,510 weekly making him one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona.
5. Ansu Fati - £237,315 per week
Fati showed great promise after being ushered into the first team by former coach Ronald Koeman.
The 20-year-old Spain international was handed the no.10 jersey following the exit of club legend Lionel Messi in 2021.
However, the shirt appeared to have arrived too heavy and too early for the young forward who continues to battle injuries and produce his best form.
Fati is one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona and one of the highest-paid young players in the world, earning a weekly wage of £237,315.
4. Jordi Alba - £354,356 per week
Next on the list is Jordi Alba. The Spanish left-back is one of the long-term servants of the club having won every trophy at club level with the Catalan giants.
In his prime, Alba was easily one of the best leftbacks in world football.
The 33-year-old is one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona with a weekly salary of £354,356.
3. Robert Lewandowski - £354,356 per week
Barcelona announced they had reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski in the summer of 2022.
The 34-year-old Polish striker joined on four-year contract for a fee of €45 million, potentially rising to €50 million with add-ons.
He has already started to justify that fee having scored 24 goals in 28 appearances so far for the Catalans, helping Barcelona to the top of the league with 13 games to go.
Widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, the prolific pole has conquered Germany and is now set on doing the same in LaLiga with the Spotify outfit.
In 2023, Lewandowski is one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona, earning a weekly £354,356 and deservedly so.
2. Sergio Busquets - £629,438 per week
Sergio Busquets has been one of the most important players for Barcelona over the last decade.
The experienced Spaniard who currently captains the team has seen it all with the Catalan giants and is one of the best players in his position.
Already a club legend, Busquets is one of the highest-paid players in Barcelona earning a whopping £600k plus weekly.
1. Frenkie de Jong - £637,944 per week
As of March 2023, the highest-paid player in Barcelona is Frenkie de Jong.
De Jong takes home an incredible £637,944 per week, making him the highest-paid midfielder in the world.
The 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder is the highest-paid player in LaLiga, earning more than Real Madrid’s highest-paid player.
De Jong has constantly been linked with a move away from the Spotify Camp Nou and he has never been short of suitors.
However, the talented Dutchman insists his future lies with the Catalan giants.
With that incredible paycheck at one of the biggest clubs in the world, it’s not hard to see why he is hellbent on staying put.
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