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Jadon Sancho is Europe’s seventh-highest paid footballer amid Man Utd struggles

Manchester United flop Jadon Sancho is the seventh-highest paid footballer in all of Europe.

New research carried out by Voetbal Travel has analysed the salaries of thousands of active players across Europe to map out each nation’s highest earning player ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

According to the data, Sancho is not only England’s best paid player but also ranks seventh across the whole of Europe for annual earnings.

The 22-year-old winger is said to receive a salary of £18.2million from United having signed for the club from Borussia Dortmund for £76.5million last summer.

Sancho is contracted at Old Trafford through to the summer of 2026, with United also holding an option to extend his deal by a further year.

However, the England international has struggled to bring his form from the Bundesliga to the Premier League and made a slow start in his first campaign with the Red Devils.

In 38 appearances across all competitions last season, Sancho scored just five goals and provided three assists, with his first league goal not coming until the end of November.

He has made a stronger start to the new season, though, already scoring three times in nine appearances, with two of those coming in the league against Liverpool and Leicester City.

Sancho’s annual earnings at United see him place seventh in the list of Europe’s top 20 best paid players, sandwich between Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Austria captain David Alaba.

He is only the third highest earner at United according to the data, though, with David De Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo ranked fourth and second, respectively.

Long-time number one goalkeeper De Gea earns a reported £19.5million-per-year, compared to Ronaldo’s annual salary of £26.8million after returning to Old Trafford last summer.

However, Ronaldo’s earnings are dwarfed by the highest earner in all of Europe, Kylian Mbappe, who takes home an estimated salary of just over £78million.

The French forward signed a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain back in May to keep him at the club until the summer of 2025 after he had been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.

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