REAL MADRID have never been shy in spending a pretty penny to add to their stash of Galacticos.
After all, Los Blancos have broken the global transfer record FIVE times – from Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane and Kaka to Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos are Real Madrid’s top earners
Eden Hazard earns £416,000 per week at Real Madrid but has played just 24 times in LaLiga in close to two yearsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
But the Spanish giants aren’t just willing to spend big on transfer fees.
In fact, the reigning LaLiga champions are lumbered with the second-highest wage bill in world football, trailing only Barcelona.
Tottenham agreed to pay half of the Welsh golf-lover’s wages to take him on loan for the season, with both clubs chipping in to the tune of £325,000 per week.
That means Real’s current highest earner is Eden Hazard on a staggering £416,000 per week.
The Belgian star, 30, has been limited to just 24 LaLiga appearances since joining from Chelsea in 2019 in deal rising from £88million to £150m.
Club legend Sergio Ramos is over £100,000 a week adrift of Hazard, taking home £312,000 per week.
Midfield stalwarts Toni Kroos and Luka Modric both pocket £210,000 weekly.
Gareth Bale earns £650,000 as per his Real Madrid contract – with Spurs paying half of that this seasonCredit: AP:Associated Press
Sergio Ramos commands a £312,000 pay-cheque per week at the BernabeuCredit: EPA
And, incredibly, a further 12 PLAYERS earn £100,000 per week or more – with 17 stars in total earning six-figures sum each week.
Flop striker Luka Jovic – now back on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt – commands £175,000 per week, narrowly ahead of Bernabeu icon Karim Benzema (£166,000).
Thibaut Courtois, Raphael Varane and Marcelo all rake in £150,000 per week.
Dani Carvajal, Isco, Alvaro Odriozola, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Eder Militao and Borja Mayoral are the other stars to earn £100,000 per week or more.
At the foot of the table, backup stopper Andriy Lunin earns the least at the Galacaticos on £50,000 per week.
Ferland Mendy – the hero from last week’s late Champions League last-16 first-leg win over Atalanta – commands just £53,000 a week.
Star in the making Federico Valverde is third-from-bottom on £62,000 weekly.
Mariano, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo all rake in £75,000 per week, with Arsenal loanee Martin Odegaard on £85,000, narrowly behind Nacho and Casemiro (£90,000).