Football is not just a game. It is more than that. It is an emotion and the most watched sports in the world. Although this beautiful game can never be judged over money and fame the modern era of digitization and technical advancement with increasing competition have somehow extended the value of money in the game. The last couple of transfer windows have seen several eye-watering transfers which have taken the world by storm. The footballers are now earning big money through endorsements and obviously gigantic salaries. According to the recent statistics and the list made by the Forbes here is World’s top five highest paid footballers.
Number 5: Paul Pogba
Back in 2016, Manchester United paid a mammoth £89m to the Serie A side Juventus to bring in Paul Pogba back to his former club. The Frenchman departed from Old Trafford aaa free agent back in 2012. The fee was enough to make the Frenchman the most expensive footballer back then. According to Forbes, the Midfielder earns a total of $29.5m annually, which counts on a salary of $25m and $4.5m from endorsements. Pogba, who is famous for his freakish hairstyles has a 10-year deal with Adidas worth of $31 million.
Not only outside the field, but in the pitch, Pogba was fascinating. He was one of the few guys who played well in the scattered United side. He managed to silence his critics with his back-to-back commendable performances at the Old Trafford. The 25-year-old made 28 appearances for Manchester United and had 6 goals and 10 assists in the process. His dominance stayed tuned when he went for Russia. Scored in the opener and in the final, Pogba was a real star.