ERLING HAALAND and Alphonso Davies are among the most underpaid players in the world.
That is according to Spanish outlet Marca's 'world's best XI' team featuring the top footballers – although things look like they are set to change for the Norwegian.
But David De Gea, Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale all find themselves on the highest-paid XI – even if their recent performances have not justified their mammoth pay packets.
Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Virgil van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne and Neymar feature on both teamsheets from Marca – with the selections based upon the salaries according to their numbers.
PSG star Messi is by far the top earner in the world on a staggering £1.2million per week.
Cristiano Ronaldo must settle for second, way back on just £518,000 per week, pipping £502,000-a-week Neymar.
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The report reckons De Bruyne's new contract is worth £317k per week.
It also has Bale as earning £385k and De Gea on £250k, but SunSport understands those figures are actually around £650k and £375k respectively – either way, they are rather expensive bench warmers.
Of the other overpaid stars, Gerard Pique (£142k), Pogba (£250k) and Antoine Griezmann (£334k) get the nod in an all-out-attack line-up.
In Marca's all-star team, though, there are a few players being seriously underpaid by their clubs.
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Haaland, set to sign for Manchester City, leads the line as arguably the best No9 in world football right now – as plenty of European powerhouses chase the Norwegian's signature this summer.
However, he is earning just £75,000 per week at Borussia Dortmund.
That is £9,000 less than the world XI left-back, Davies, who bags £84,000 at Bayern Munich.
But Haaland is believed to be happy with the financial package on offer at the Etihad, ahead of a £64m move.
SunSport understands these will fall in line with the wage structure currently in place.
Elsewhere, it is hard pushed to suggest anyone on £334,000 per week is underpaid but Kylian Mbappe could feel hard done by to be earning the same amount as Griezmann and less than Bale.
Ramos (£200k) and Van Dijk (£150k) retain their places in defence, flanked by Davies on the left and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right.
The Liverpool star is considered by many as one of the best right-backs in the world – although continues to battle for his place in the England squad such is the strength in that position.
But few would argue he deserves a bumper pay rise on his reported £42,000 a week at Anfield – the lowest in the team.
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Completing the XI are Madrid rivals Luka Modric of Real and goalkeeper Jan Oblak of Atletico, who both earn £167,000 per week.
It means the overall wages of the highest-paid XI earns a staggering £1m more than the best XI every week – £4.32m per week compared to £3.31m.
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