Here is a list of the highest paid footballers in world football (figures from the Mirror). The list includes many of the world’s best players at the top clubs, such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. The emergence of the Chinese Super League has meant huge sums of money being offered to players to play in the country. These include Italian Graziano Pelle, Brazilians Hulk and Oscar, and Argentinian Carlos Tevez on an eye-watering £615,000 per week.
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