The Daily Star used data from Marca and Salary Sport to determine who are the 10 footballers holding the most lucrative pay packages.

Messi, 34, was well ahead of his rivals in the rankings thanks to his mammoth £960,000-per-week pay packet at PSG.

The Barcelona legend’s PSG teammate Neymar came second with his mega £606,000-per-week earnings, with the Brazilian winger signing a new deal back in 2021.

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Oscar has been playing for Shanghai Port since his departure from Chelsea in 2017 and is earning a whopping £540,000 per week in the Chinese Super League.

However, the 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder could come tumbling down the list if he leaves Shanghai Port in January for Barcelona.

Posted below are the 10 highest-paid footballers in the world right now, according to The Daily Star.

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10. David de Gea (Manchester United): £375,000 per week

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9. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona/Aston Villa): £380,000 per week

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8. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid): £381,000 per week

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7. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): £385,000 per week

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6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): £385,000 per week

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5. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): £410,000 per week

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4. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid): £528,000 per week

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3. Oscar (Shanghai Port): £540,000 per week

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2. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain): £606,000 per week

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1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain): £960,000 per week

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