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Report: Outgoing Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo paid most per-minute in the Premier League

Report: Odion Ighalo has earned almost £300,000 for every minute he's played for Manchester United
Report: Odion Ighalo has earned almost £300,000 for every minute he's played for Manchester United

Now we’re at the midway point of the Premier League season, BettingOdds.com have conducted a study into how much players have been paid per-minute of top-flight action this season.

We’ve found that Manchester United loanee Odion Iglaho comes out on top in this regard, earning a whopping £291,110 for every minute played.

To determine the results, we’ve split each Premier League player’s yearly earnings in half and divided six months worth of wages by the minutes of Premier League action that they’ve participated in. We have deducted weekly wages from players for the weeks they've been out injured during the course of the campaign.

Any player who has left the Premier League since the season began hasn’t been included in the final results. 

Below you can read our findings which are broken up into three sections:

  • Highest paid player per-minute 
  • Highest paid player per-minute (By Club)
  • Lowest paid player per-minute (By Club)

Highest paid Premier League players per-minute (20/21):

  1. Odion Ighalo (Manchester United) - £291,110 (Earns £100,000 a week, played 9 minutes in the Premier League)
  2. Brandon Williams (Manchester United) - £160,000 (Earns £40,000 a week, played 6 minutes in the Premier League)
  3. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) - £93,750 (Earns £60,000 a week, played 16 minutes in the Premier League)
  4. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) - £79,444 (Earns £55,000 a week, played 18 minutes in the Premier League)
  5. Neil Taylor (Aston Villa) - £55,467 (Earns £32,000 a week, played 15 minutes in the Premier League)
  6. Yan Valery (Southampton) - £53,182 (Earns £22,500 a week, played 11 minutes in the Premier League)
  7. Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) - £42,000 (Earns £90,000 a week, played 45 minutes in the Premier League)
  8. Cenk Tosun (Everton) - £35,455 (Earns £44,000 a week, played 60 minutes in the Premier League)
  9. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) - £35,135 (Earns £100,000 a week, played 74 minutes in the Premier League)
  10. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) - £29,503 (Earns £250,000 a week, played 161 minutes in the Premier League)

Highest paid Premier League player per-minute in 2020/21 (By Club):

  1. Arsenal - Shkodran Mustafi, £42,000 Per Minute (Earns £90,000 a week, played 45 minutes in the Premier League)
  2. Aston Villa - Neil Taylor, £55,467 Per Minute (Earns £32,000 a week, played 15 minutes in the Premier League)
  3. Brighton & Hove Albion - Andi Zeqiri, £10,317 Per Minute (Earns £25,000 a week, played 63 minutes in the Premier League)
  4. Burnley - Matej Vydra, £4,138 Per Minute (Earns £35,000 a week, played 203 minutes in the Premier League)
  5. Chelsea - Emerson Palmieri, £21,910 Per Minute (Earns £75,000 a week, played 89 minutes in the Premier League)
  6. Crystal Palace - Mamadou Sakho, £7,636 Per Minute (Earns £100,000 a week, played 275 minutes in the Premier League)
  7. Everton - Cenk Tosun, £35,455 Per Minute (Earns £44,000 a week, played 60 minutes in the Premier League)
  8. Fulham - Marek Rodak, £7,222 Per Minute (Earns £25,000 a week, played 90 minutes in the Premier League) 
  9. Leeds United - Kiko Casilla, £8,207 Per Minute (Earns £32,115 a week, played 90 minutes in the Premier League) 
  10. Leicester City - Wes Morgan, £93,750 Per Minute (Earns £60,000 a week, played 16 minutes in the Premier League)
  11. Liverpool - Divock Origi, £18,386 Per Minute (Earns £49,500 a week, played 70 minutes in the Premier League)
  12. Manchester City - Sergio Aguero, £26,115 Per Minute (Earns £230,135 a week, played 141 minutes in the Premier League)
  13. Manchester United - Odion Ighalo, £291,110 Per Minute (Earns £100,000 a week, played 9 minutes in the Premier League)
  14. Newcastle United - Dwight Gayle, £9,143 Per Minute (Earns £40,000 a week, played 70 minutes in the Premier League)
  15. Sheffield United - Phil Jagielka, £8,099 Per Minute (Earns £50,000 a week, played 142 minutes in the Premier League)
  16. Southampton - Yan Valery, £53,182 Per Minute (Earns £22,500 a week, played 11 minutes in the Premier League)
  17. Tottenham Hotspur - Dele Alli, £35,135 Per Minute (Earns £100,000 a week, played 74 minutes in the Premier League)
  18. West Bromwich Albion - Hal Robson-Kanu, £3,929 Per Minute (Earns £30,000 a week, played 168 minutes in the Premier League) 
  19. West Ham United - Darren Randolph, £11,667 Per Minute (Earns £40,395 a week, played 90 minutes in the Premier League)
  20. Wolverhampton Wanderers - Ki-Jana Hoever, £6,963 Per Minute (Earns £40,385 a week, played 145 minutes in the Premier League)
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Lowest paid Premier League player per-minute in 2020/21 (By Club):

  1. Arsenal - Rob Holding, £430 Per Minute (Earns £25,000 a week, played 1,395 minutes in the Premier League)
  2. Aston Villa - Matt Targett, £601 Per Minute (Earns £35,000 a week, played 1,515 minutes in the Premier League)
  3. Brighton & Hove Albion - Robert Sánchez, £361 Per Minute (Earns £10,000 a week, played 720 minutes in the Premier League)
  4. Burnley - Charlie Taylor, £455 Per Minute (Earns £25,000 a week, played 1,319 minutes in the Premier League)
  5. Chelsea - Kurt Zouma, £711 Per Minute (Earns £40,000 a week, played 1,350 minutes in the Premier League)
  6. Crystal Palace - Eberechi Eze, £683 Per Minute (Earns £30,000 a week, played 1,142 minutes in the Premier League)
  7. Everton - Dominic Calvert-Lewin, £800 Per Minute (Earns £45,000 a week, played 1,407 minutes in the Premier League)
  8. Fulham - Aboubakar Kamara, £1,048 Per Minute (Earns £12,500 a week, played 310 minutes in the Premier League) 
  9. Leeds United - Jamie Shackleton, £111 Per Minute (Earns £1,500 a week, played 296 minutes in the Premier League) 
  10. Leicester City - Wesley Fofana, £359 Per Minute (Earns £19,231 a week, played 1,233 minutes in the Premier League)
  11. Liverpool - Rhys Williams, £325 Per Minute (Earns £1,500 a week, played 120 minutes in the Premier League)
  12. Manchester City - Ederson, £1,062 Per Minute (Earns £65,000 a week, played 1,530 minutes in the Premier League)
  13. Manchester United - Mason Greenwood, £1,118 Per Minute (Earns £35,000 a week, played 720 minutes in the Premier League)
  14. Newcastle United - Karl Darlow, £336 Per Minute (Earns £25,000 a week, played 1,710 minutes in the Premier League)
  15. Sheffield United - John Lundstrom, £110 Per Minute (Earns £4,000 a week, played 949 minutes in the Premier League)
  16. Southampton - Jan Bednarek, £340 Per Minute (Earned £20,000 a week (Until 3rd December 2020), played 1,530 minutes in the Premier League)
  17. Tottenham Hotspur - Sergio Reguilón, £1,089 Per Minute (Earns £48,077 a week, played 1,060 minutes in the Premier League)
  18. West Bromwich Albion - Dara O'Shea, £88 Per Minute (Earns £4,000 a week, played 1,180 minutes in the Premier League) 
  19. West Ham United - Vladimir Coufal, £526 Per Minute (Earns £30,769 a week, played 1,345 minutes in the Premier League)
  20. Wolverhampton Wanderers - Vitinha, £281 Per Minute (Earns £1,900 a week, played 176 minutes in the Premier League)
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