Since the departure of Lionel Messi and the club’s severe financial crisis, Barcelona has undergone a tremendous rebuilding process. However, they could still sign so many elite players in the summer before the 2022–23 season, which helped them remain competitive. Here are the top 5 highest-paid players in Barcelona.
1. Frenkie de Jong
Frenkie de Jong is the highest-paid footballer at Barcelona. The Dutch midfield maestro earns an astonishing £640,000 per week and £35 million annually. De Jong joined Barcelona in 2019 from Ajax for 85 million. His current contract will keep him at the club till 2026.
2. Sergio Busquets
World cup winner Sergio Busquets is the 2nd highest earner at Barcelona. Busquets is on a contract that pays him around £630,000 a week and approximately £32 million a year. He has been a loyal servant of the club, as Barcelona is the only professional club he has ever played for. This could be his final year at the club, as his contract expires at the end of 2023.
3. Jordi Alba
Jordi Alba is the third highest-paid player at Barcelona. The European champion earns around £350,000 per week and close to £18 million annually. Having signed for Barcelona from Valencia in 2012, Alba has cemented his place in Barca folklore by winning multiple trophies. He is currently on a deal that keeps him at the club till 2024.
4. Robert Lewandowski
The fourth highest-paid player at Barcelona is Robert Lewandowski. The Polish super striker earns around £350,000 a week and £18 million annually. Lewandowski joined Barcelona this season from Bayern Munich on a deal that will keep him at the club till 2026.
5. Ansu Fati
Spanish sensation Ansu Fati is the fifth highest-paid player at Barcelona. The 20-year-old is currently on a contract that pays him £240,000 per week and £12 million annually. Fati is a product of the famous La Masia academy. His current deal with the club expires in 2027.