Revealed: How much extra does Ronaldo earn than Hazard, Rooney & Ozil?

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Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal star amongst Premier League's highest earners but they come nowhere close to pocketing what Real Madrid icon does…

A list detailing Real Madrid's top earners has been released by Sportune and the disparity between the club's highest paid player and second highest is an exorbitant €10m and far outweighs the colossal incomes of the Premier League's top stars.

It is perhaps no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo tops Sportune's list and receives an annual salary of €17m (£14.41m), yet the second highest Los Blanco collects 'just' €7m - Gareth Bale.

Other players representing the top five earners includes out of favour Iker Casillas (€6m), resurgent forward Karim Benzema (€4.5m) and discontented defender Sergio Ramos (also €4.5m).

With current exchange rates, Ronaldo is on a £277,115 per week contract, while Bale is still paid a handsome £115,000 per week.

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While there are numerous players in the Premier League who are on more than Bale is at Real Madrid (even Emmanuel Adebayor is alleged to be on the same terms - £115,000 per week - in England, at Spurs), there are none who come come close to seeing Ronaldo figures.

Arsenal's highest earner is Mesut Ozil, who is on £160,000 per week, for instance, while Chelsea defender John Terry is on £175,000 per week, Fernando Torres receives the same and Eden Hazard accumulates an extra £185,000 per week.

At Manchester City, David Silva is on £160,000 per week and Yaya Toure collects £180,000 per week.

Manchester United's top earners are Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, who are both on £180,000 per week.

Who, out of all these players, is most worth the money that they are on? Let us know who you think in the comment section below…

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