It’s no secret that sport and particularly football, at the highest level, is a very lucrative business.

There’s lots of money in the Premier League with pretty much all of the clubs able to spend many millions of pounds every year.

Manchester City are currently the Premier League holders

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Manchester City are currently the Premier League holders

And fans can see the extent of their wealth when they look at how much the clubs spend on paying their players every year.

Global Sports Salaries conduct surveys produced by sportingintelligance.com to find all the salary stats for sports teams around the world that you could possibly desire.

Their 2019 issue has been released and talkSPORT.com has looked at the average salaries for first-team players all 20 Premier League clubs in 2019.

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20. Sheffield United – £728,000 – average annual salary per player

Sheffield United are fifth in the Premier League despite their ‘shoestring’ budget

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Sheffield United are fifth in the Premier League despite their ‘shoestring’ budget

19. Norwich – £991,000

18. Brighton – £1,805,304

17. Burnley – £1,915,333

16. Bournemouth – £1,917,760

Eddie Howe has worked wonders at Bournemouth, who got promoted to the Premier League in 2014/15

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Eddie Howe has worked wonders at Bournemouth, who got promoted to the Premier League in 2014/15

15. Aston Villa – £1,965,600

14. Watford – £2,025,111

13. Newcastle – £2,086,240

12. Wolves – £2,197,565

11. Southampton – £2,299,440

Southampton are mid-table in terms of average salaries but are near the bottom of the Premier League

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Southampton are mid-table in terms of average salaries but are near the bottom of the Premier League

10. Crystal Palace – £2,887,500

9. West Ham – £3,022,240

8. Leicester – £3,352,960

7. Tottenham – £3,961,043

Spurs finished fourth in the Premier League last season but they are seventh in this table

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Spurs finished fourth in the Premier League last season but they are seventh in this table

6. Everton – £4,101,760

5. Chelsea – £4,774,000

The sale of Eden Hazard has helped Chelsea lower their wage bill

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The sale of Eden Hazard has helped Chelsea lower their wage bill

4. Arsenal – £4,790,240

Mesut Ozil’s huge wages will have increased Arsenal’s wage bill markedly

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Mesut Ozil’s huge wages will have increased Arsenal’s wage bill markedly

3. Liverpool – £5,537,600

Liverpool have given big new contracts to star players in recent seasons including Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

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Liverpool have given big new contracts to star players in recent seasons including Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

2. Manchester United – £6,125,600

Ed Woodward is certainly not having any issues with being able to pay the players at Man United

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Ed Woodward is certainly not having any issues with being able to pay the players at Man United

1. Manchester City – £6,987,500

No surprise that Man City are top of the league in terms of average first-team salaries

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No surprise that Man City are top of the league in terms of average first-team salaries

The Ten Games of Christmas on talkSPORT

talkSPORT will be covering all nine Premier League Boxing Day games exclusively for the first time ever, with a further game on December 27. Find out what the matches are and where you can hear them, below…

  • Tottenham vs Brighton (Thursday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Bournemouth vs Arsenal (Thursday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Aston Villa vs Norwich (Thursday, 3pm) – talkSPORT app
  • Chelsea vs Southampton (Thursday, 3pm) – talkSPORT app
  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham (Thursday, 3pm) – talkSPORT app
  • Everton vs Burnley (Thursday, 3pm) – talkSPORT app
  • Sheffield United vs Watford (Thursday, 3pm) – talkSPORT app
  • Manchester United vs Newcastle (Thursday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Leicester vs Liverpool (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
  • Wolves vs Man City (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT

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