Lukaku’s arrival in Chelsea makes him EPL’s highest-paid player [SeeTop 12]
Following Romelu Lukaku’s £98m move to Chelsea on Thursday, he has now become the highest-paid player in the Premier League, according to The Athletic.
Once image rights and bonuses are taken into account, Lukaku will take home between £325,000 and £450,000-per-week.
The 28-year-old is now ahead of compatriot, Kevin De Bruyne, who recently signed a £385,000-per-week contract at Manchester City.
De Bruyne’s new team mate, Jack Grealish, is paid £380,000-per-week including bonuses.
Lukaku, whose goals led Inter Milan to the Serie A title last season, was understood to have been happy to remain in Italy this season.
However, Inter’s financial predicament made Chelsea’s £98m bid an offer too good to refuse.
Lukaku is set to wear the No 18 shirt for Chelsea, the same number he was given when he first joined from Anderlecht almost 10 years ago.
EPL’s TOP EARNERS
Romelu Lukaku – £450,000-per-week (including bonuses)
Kevin de Bruyne – £385,000-per-week
Jack Grealish – £380,000-per-week (including bonuses)
David De Gea – £375,000-per-week
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £350,000-per-week
Raheem Sterling – £300,000-per-week
Paul Pogba – £270,000-per-week
Anthony Martial – £250,000-per-week
Mo Salah – £220,00-per-week
Jack Grealish – £200,000-per-week
Ben Chilwell – £190,000-per-week
Virgil van Dijk – £180,000-per-week