Joao Moutinho and Rui Patricio are Wolverhampton Wanderers’ highest earners by some distance.
The Portuguese internationals take home a salary of £5.2m (£100k-per-week) each, which is more than Raul Jimenez (£2.1m-a-year) and Adama Traore (£2.2m-a-year) combined.
It’s twice the salary of Ruben Neves too, but how does it compare with the rest of the Wolves squad?
- Joao Moutinho (£5.2m-a-year/£100k-per-week)
- Rui Patricio (£5.2m-a-year/£100k-per-week)
- Patrick Cutrone (£3.2m-a-year/£62k-a-week)
- Conor Coady (£2.6m-a-year/£50k-per-week)
- Ruben Neves (£2.6m-a-year/£50k-per-week)
- Adama Traore (£2.2m-a-year/£43k-per-week)
- Raul Jimenez (£2.1m-a-year/£41k-per-week)
- Willy Boly (£2.08m-a-year/£40k-per-week)
- Leander Dendoncker (£1.9m-a-year/£37k-per-week)
- Jonny Otto (£1.9m-a-year/£37k-per-week)
- John Ruddy (£1.82m-a-year/£35k-per-week)
- Leo Bonatini (£1.82m-a-year/£35k-per-week)
- Rafa Mir (£1.78m-a-year/£34k-per-week)
- Helder Costa (£1.69m-a-year/£32.5k-per-week)
- Morgan Gibbs-White (£1.5m-a-year/£30k-per-week)
- Ruben Vinagre (£1.5m-a-year/£30k-per-week)
- Romain Saiss (£1.1m-a-year/£22k-per-week)
- Ryan Bennett (£1m-a-year/£20k-per-week)
- Matt Doherty (£0.5m-a-year/£10k-per-week)
- Will Norris (£0.15m-a-year/£3k-per-week)
Based on the findings, the average first-team wage at Wolves is £2.1m-a-year/£41k-per-week. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Everton all have at least one player earning more than Moutinho & Patricio.
And while Wolves are into the last-32 of the Europa League along with Arsenal and Manchester United, it’s worth noting that Nuno’s men only have two players on more than £100k-per-week compared to Arsenal’s 10 and United’s 12. Wolves are achieving great levels of success on a more modest budget.