Chelsea  player’s salary revealed as flop earn more than key players in the team

Chelsea  player’s salary revealed as flop earn more than key players in the team

Chelsea flop Malang Saar earns more than the likes of star players Cole Palmer and Thiago Silva.

Plenty has been said about Chelsea’s approach to squad building since Todd Boehly’s takeover in the summer of 2022. The American owner has attracted widespread criticism for spending north of £1billion on players alone, for a long time deemed wastefully, until Chelsea’s impressive late season push for a European place.

Part of Boehly’s process has been to sign younger players on long-term contracts while keeping each new addition’s wages relatively controlled. With various players signed before or at the start of his tenure, Chelsea’s wage bill for their current squad makes for slightly bizarre viewing.

Several players’ importance is not necessarily reflected in their salaries. According to Spotrac, talismanic goalscorer Palmer is only on £75,000-a-week, putting him around the middle of the pack in terms of earnings.

Palmer’s wages reflect his standing prior to his £42.5million transfer from Manchester City rather than his 22 league goals this campaign, which have made him integral to Chelsea’s rebuild and put him in the running for the Golden Boot prize.

The 22-year-old’s yearly earnings of £3.9m are around the same bracket as other youngsters signed in the Boehly era on six, seven, eight, and even nine-year contracts, such as Axel Disasi (£4.1m), Benoit Badiashile (£4.7m) and Nicolas Jackson (£3.4m).

There is a clear difference between those players and the likes of Ben Chilwell, signed in 2020, who earns around £10.4m-a-year. Chilwell on £200,000-per-week earns almost double what veteran defender Silva makes (£5.7m-a-year), despite the departing Brazilian being considered the Blues’ best defender.

Perhaps even more striking is defender Sarr being Chelsea’s ninth top earner. The 25-year-old centre back has just eight league appearances under his belt since being signed in 2020, having not played a single minute this season under Mauricio Pochettino.

Sarr saw his January exit to Le Havre fall through on Transfer Deadline Day. It is likely that he will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer despite having a year left on his deal.

Raheem Sterling is comfortably the Blues’ top earner on a weekly wage of £325,000 (£16.9m yearly). The former England international snubbed a reported Saudi Pro League offer worth triple his current salary last summer.

Yet Sterling has seen his playing time drastically decrease over the course of the season. With just seven league goals to his name, the Blues could part ways with the veteran forward in order to re-balance their wage bill amid Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR) worries, as per The Mirror.

Chelsea’s payroll chart is likely to make a lot more sense in the near future as out-of-favour players are allowed to leave and Palmer gets a much-deserved pay-rise which reflects his contributions. The Mirror claims the Stamford Bridge hierarchy will look to double Palmer’s wages and offer him a goal bonus, which will place him in the top 10 earners.

Conor Gallagher, who has captained the side for much of the season, is also expected to have his contract situation resolved. The energetic midfielder, whose contract runs out in a year’s time, is on just £50,000-per-week (£2.6m yearly).

He reportedly wants to triple his current wages, while Chelsea are considering flogging the academy graduate to alleviate some of their financial fair play woes.

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