5 most underpaid football players in world football right now
Modern football is expensive, and many world-class and talented players make a lot of money from their salaries and endorsement deals.
As the sport grows in popularity, a large portion of the revenue is used to retain the best players. As a result, many footballers end up with wages that they cannot justify based on their performances, particularly in wealthy clubs.
However, despite all of the riches on the one hand, many great footballers end up earning far less than they deserve. This could be due to the club’s financial situation or to a long contract signed early on.
Whatever the reason, the next five names are certainly paid less than their on-field performances deserve.
5 Robin Gosens – £22,000 Weekly
Atalanta has several football players whose salaries are lower than they should be. It’s a well-known fact that the majority of the club’s players perform well above their pay grades.
Wing-back on the left Gosens is one of the biggest names in the Serie A squad despite earning a relatively low annual salary. The player has even been promoted to the German national team’s starting lineup, which is no small feat.
Newcastle have had bids for Robin Gosens and Duvan Zapata rejected, with an Atalanta director describing Newcastle’s approach as like ‘bingo’ 😂 pic.twitter.com/1GtPjKJcA3— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) January 18, 2022
Gosens suffered an unfortunate injury that has cost him nearly the entire season. The brilliant wing-back is well-known for his precise crosses and quick runs down the flank. Gosens even managed to score twice and assist once in his previous eight appearances.
It’s no surprise that the German footballer has a slew of suitors, with Newcastle United reportedly willing to triple his current salary.
4 Theo Hernandez – £34,000 Weekly
Another French footballer on the list, Theo Hernandez, has been one of the best performers in Serie A over the last two seasons.
The young winger is not paid well, but his performances for the Milan team justify his desire for a better contract.
Hernandez, 24, has yet to reach his prime, but he has already made a name for himself, making his national team debut alongside brother Lucas Hernandez.
In recent years, the Frenchman has been one of the best offensive wing-backs.
Hernandez is well-known for his ability to run with the ball and bomb forward to help the offense. His seven assists and four goals in only 24 appearances demonstrate his offensive prowess once again.
Given his low wages in Milan, many European elites will regard him as an excellent option.