Neymar, Mbappe, and the 20 highest-paid football players in Ligue 1
There are some bloated salaries in Ligue 1. With massive investment from the Qatar Sports Investment fund into PSG, as well as other wealthy owners at Monaco and Rennes, the French top flight has plenty of cash to throw around.
That was all quantified recently by L'Equipe's list of the highest-paid players in the league. As expected, some of the numbers are staggering.
And although Ligue 1 is still dominated by the spending power of one club, various teams have their names among the top 20 earners in the division. Unsurprisingly, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi lead the way, while PSG have a firm hold on the top 10. But the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Wissam Ben Yedder and Alexandre Lacazette are also in the mix.
GOAL takes a look at the highest earners in Ligue 1 by gross pay per annum below...