Reece James signs new Chelsea contract: Who are the highest-paid full-backs?
Reece James has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea.
The England international has been rewarded for his fine form over the past couple of years with a new salary reportedly worth a minimum of £250,000-a-week, per the Daily Mail.
James has evolved into one of Chelsea’s most important players and his numbers from an attacking perspective since the start of 2021/22 are ridiculously good.
In 44 games across all competitions during that time frame, the 22-year-old has scored seven goals and assisted a further 11 – numbers befitting of a winger.
It really is no wonder that Chelsea were desperate to tie him down to a new deal and they’ve certainly made it worth his while from a financial standpoint.
James’ new reported salary means he’s now the second-highest paid full-back in world football, according to the players wages available on the Capology website.
So who’s ahead of the Chelsea man? Well, you can find out below, as we’ve detailed the 30 highest-paid full-backs operating in the game right now.
Amazingly, Manchester City baller Joao Cancelo and Liverpool‘s Andy Robertson don’t make the list…
The 30 highest-paid full-backs in world football
=29. Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) – £82,715-a-week
=29. Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich) – £82,715-a-week
28. Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) – £84,866-a-week
27. Layvin Kurzawa (Fulham) – £89,231-a-week
26. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) – £90,000-a-week
25. Leonardo Spinazzola (AS Roma) – £91,979-a-week
24. Emerson (West Ham United) – £95,000-a-week
23. Sergino Dest (AC Milan) – £99,258-a-week
22. Marcos Alonso (Barcelona) – £103,394-a-week
=20. Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) – £110,000-a-week
=20. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £110,000-a-week
19. Alvaro Odriozola (Real Madrid) – £120,599-a-week
18. David Raum (RB Leipzig) – £124,900-a-week
17. Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich) – £132,344-a-week
16. Juan Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain) – £138,961-a-week
15. Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United) – £144,231-a-week
=13. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – £150,000-a-week
=13. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – £150,000-a-week
12. Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) – £152,030-a-week
11. Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) – £155,174-a-week
10. Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) – £163,462-a-week
9. Marc Cucurella (Chelsea) – £175,000-a-week
8. Ivan Perisic (Tottenham Hotspur) – £179,423-a-week
7. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £180,000-a-week
6. Alex Sandro (Juventus) – £183,793-a-week
5. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) – £186,109-a-week
4. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – £190,000-a-week
3. Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain) – £240,701-a-week
2. Reece James (Chelsea) – £250,000-a-week
- Jordi Alba (Barcelona) – £344,591-a-week
So, Alba takes top spot in a 30-man list dominated by Premier League players.
Fourteen footballers from the English top-flight make the cut, with 11 of them on six-figure salaries.
It certainly pays to be a professional full-back in the modern world…