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Plummeting status, questionable performances, multiple injuries... Who are these "overpaid" Ligue 1 players?


DECRYPTION - Several players appear to be paid far too much in terms of their status, their performance or their playing time.

The long-awaited salary estimates (gross monthly) for Ligue 1 were unveiled on Thursday by



This is particularly the opportunity to see which players are overpaid in relation to their status, their contribution to the field or simply their physical condition.

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Overrepresented Parisians

Of course, this list includes many Paris Saint-Germain players.

To attract, the club of the capital does not hesitate to put the hand in the pocket… and to overpay.

And this season is no exception.

Renato Sanches (25) is a good example.

Snatched from LOSC last summer, he is paid €540,000 per month... A substantial sum for a player who is certainly talented but who has a string of injuries.

The Portuguese has only played 453 minutes in the league with the capital club.

Far too insufficient.

The monthly salaries of his midfield comrades, the 26-year-old summer recruits Carlos Soler and Fabian Ruiz (500,000 € for both), appear to be just as high for elements who are not (yet?) up to par. their resume.

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Nordi Mukiele (25) and Juan Bernat (30) also appear overpaid.

The defenders receive €700,000 and €730,000 respectively.

Remunerations – much higher than those of the best players of the other formations of the championship – which should make them potential holders.

But the French and the Spaniard are "only" understudy, Achraf Hakimi for the first (he can also play in central defense) and Nuno Mendes for the second.

Still with the Rouge et Bleu, Neymar (31) also deserves to be mentioned.

When he's on the pitch, the Brazilian - out for the rest of the season after injury and ankle surgery - is mostly excellent.

His 13 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 attest to this.

The problem is that since his arrival in Paris, he has not been able to complete a full season.

Does he deserve to receive €3,675,000 per month?

The question is valid.

She could also land for Sergio Ramos (€791,600 each month).


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The Olympiques also overpay

But it's not just Paris Saint-Germain that players are overpaid.

Olympique de Marseille, despite some precedents that could have served as warnings (Kevin Strootman), offered €450,000 per month to the fragile Eric Bailly (28).

Between his physical problems and his long suspension, the Ivorian has only played 11 Ligue 1 games with the Phocaeans.

And its performance has not always been optimal.

His catastrophic performance (in return from injury) against Paris Saint-Germain (0-3) on February 26 is a good example.

Moreover, since this Classic, the central defender must be satisfied with only a few minutes at the end of the match.

Fortunately for the Phocaeans, he is only loaned until the end of the season (with option to buy).

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Olympique Lyonnais is not left out.

To secure the services of Jérôme Boateng (34), the Gones took out the checkbook: they pay him €400,000 each month.

It's very high for a player who has only made six small appearances in Ligue 1 with the Rhone jersey and on whom Laurent Blanc does not seem to be counting for the last part of the season.

In a different way, Corentin Tolisso (28) can also appear in the list of overpaid elements.

The 2018 world champion is paid €400,000 per month, which, for a player of his status, is not particularly high in football.

Nevertheless, his first months in this 2022-2023 financial year were marked by several physical problems... and by performances below expectations.

Fortunately for the

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-30

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