Football, the most followed sport in the entire world, has undergone a tremendous change over a period of time. With clubs being owned by billionaires from across the world, the sport is now played on as well off the pitch. Football has become quite a profitable business for these business tycoons.
The likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid, Manchester United have dominated the transfer market over a decade now and the performances are there to be seen on the pitch.
Football is played with the mind and not the feet is quite a famous quote from one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Andrea Pirlo. Every top team in the world has a world class midfielder in their side and thus these are the guys who get paid the big bucks. Thus, this article focuses on the 5 most expensive midfielders in the world at this moment.
So let’s take a look:
1. OSCAR- SHANGHAI (SIPG)
Oscar was spoken of quite highly when he joined Chelsea in 2012. He was termed by many as the next Ricardo Kaka especially after his wonder strikes against Juventus in the Champions League. However, things went sour shaped for Oscar as he could not cope up with the physicality of the Premier League.
Oscar won the Premier League and Europa League with Chelsea netting 30 goals and providing 25 assists for the Blues in his 4 and a half stint at the London club. However, in a shock move worth £60 million, Chelsea sold him to Chinese club, Shanghai (SIPG).
Oscar is now the highest earning midfielder in the world, as he earns around £400,000/week in China.