A host of Premier League stars will pocket more than Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid.

The 15-time European champions have confirmed the signing of the World Cup-winner on a five-year deal. The France striker will officially join the La Liga giants on July 1, the day after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.

The 25-year-old announced earlier this year he would leave PSG this summer. As a free agent and regarded the world ’s best striker, Mbappe is set to pick up an astronomical signing-on fee, with reports raging from £80million to as much as £128million.

However, his weekly wage will be relatively modest – around £250,000 after tax – for a player of his standing, with as many as 10 Premier League players picking up more.

Topping the list in the English top-flight is Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne on £400,000, with his partner in crime, Erling Haaland, just behind on £375,000, according to Spotrac. The first non-City players are Manchester United ’s Casemiro and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, both on £350,000.

A couple of Chelsea players are next on the list, although only one actually still plays for the club, and even his future looks uncertain. Raheem Sterling and Romelu Lukaku, who spent the season on loan at Roma, are both said to earn £325,000 per week.

Next up are two more Man City stars, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish, plus Man United’s Marcus Rashford, who all take home £300,000 a week. Rounding out the top 10 is the only Arsenal player on the list, Kai Havertz, on £280,000.

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Given his whopping signing-on bonus, Mbappe won’t be too perturbed about his weekly income. Confirmation of his Real move makes official one of the worst-kept secrets in football, with the former Monaco man having been strongly linked with a switch to the Bernabeu for months.

Mbappe is currently with the France squad preparing for Euro 2024 and will formally link up with Real after his involvement in the tournament ends. He wrote on X: “A dream made reality. Very happy and proud to form part of the club of my dreams, Real Madrid. It is impossible to explain how happy and emotional I feel in this moment.”