There are amazing sums of money paid out to footballers. And the numbers are getting bigger.
As teams are forced to offer contracts that provide astonishing sums of money to keep their best players, a chain reaction is created that naturally results in a progressive increase in player wages.
And they are probably much higher than you think.
French publication L'Equipe has released its annual report on the highest salaries in football, with the ten best winners playing in either the Premier League, Serie A, League or Ligue 1 games.
So they are here without further ado. The 10 highest paid footballers in the world.
10. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal – £ 1.4m per month
Arsenal, one of only two Premier League players on the list, has found that since his arrival in 2013, he has had to pay more and more for his starman.
There are two main reasons for this: First, to keep the prying eyes of potential buyers out, and second, just to get Ozil's motivation.
There is no doubt that Ozil was one of the most talented players in the world on his day, and this is reflected in his £ 16.8 million annual pay package.
9. Kylian Mbappe – PSG – £ 1.5m per month
You would probably have to spend a long time looking far and wide to find a richer 20-year-old than Kylian Mbappe.
The PSG striker had tidied up the rest of his life for 2017 with 154.6 million pounds for the French giants. He knew that if he was to make the most of his talent and potential and use his money wisely, he probably would not have to do it for another day in his life.
It will bring an incredible £ 375,000 a week. It's a good job, he's a good footballer.
8. Alexis Sanchez – Manchester United – £ 1.99m per month
Suffice it to say, Sanchez's merit, let's just say, maybe it's not fully justified, to let any football fan who has been watching over his previous career in Manchester suffocate the morning muesli.
Since his trip to the northwest last January, Sanchez has not lived up to the expectations of Red Devils fans, many of whom are dissatisfied with the amount of money he takes from the club.
In the field games (when he plays), the juicy earnings are not completely reflected. It's hard to imagine that the Chilean earns the money he earns at United much longer.
7. Philippe Coutinho – Barcelona – £ 2m per month
Although he was desperate to move to Catalonia when Barcelona signed him to Liverpool last January, that did not mean Camp Nou residents Coutinho would not pay for dandruff anyway.
One of three Barcelona players on the list, Coutinho, is another player who has not really moved mountains at Barca.
But there is no doubt about his talent. If you take half a million pounds a week, you might imagine that his best moments are yet to come in Spain.
6. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid – 2.2m GBP per month
Bale is the only representative of Real Madrid on this list, but is still included in the quota of La Liga, which makes up half of it.
The Welshman take a lot from the faithful of Los Blancos, simply because he is not as good as Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is the one who laughs at the end of the day with his very healthy merit.
Nobody knows how long Bale will be in Bernabeu, but as long as he is still there, he will continue to earn an extremely high sum.
5. Luis Suarez – Barcelona – 2.5 million GBP per month
Among the top five and next on the list is Luis Suarez, who for five years now has been considered by many to be the best number nine in the world.
Well, at least he deserves it.
The Uruguayan striker has scored huge goalscores at three of the biggest clubs in the world (Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona). In today's market this means that the striker from Barcelona earns a lot of money.
4. Neymar – PSG – £ 2.7m per month
Mbappes PSG clubmate and officially the most expensive footballer of all time.
After signing up for £ 190.6 million in Barcelona in 2017, it would simply look stupid if the Brazilian himself did not make a lot of money.
It can be said that the Brazilian striker has made a staggering £ 162 million in the French capital for five years.
3. Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid – £ 2.9m per month
If you can not figure out who the two best are, you probably will not be so active in pursuing the game. In third place, however, is a name that may be surprising for some.
However, if you look a little under the tip of the iceberg, you'll understand that after years of fierce speculation linking him to Barcelona, Atletico is interested in clinging to his key man Antoine Griezmann.
And how can you do that better than throwing money at it? With £ 725,000 a week, we can not really see the French too upset if he has to stay in the Spanish capital.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus – £ 4.1m per month
And now, the moment you've been waiting for.
You did not think at the signing of Ronaldo last summer that Juventus would not care about the five-time balloon d & # 39; Or, did you?
The contract by the Portuguese outsider represents a sharp increase from the working class examples offered to players 3-10 in this list, where he and the next man were effective in their own financial league.
1. Lionel Messi – Barcelona – £ 7.3m per month
Of course, who else?
While there was not much doubt who would be number one, the huge gap between Messi and Ronaldo's contract numbers will undoubtedly shock a few.
Do not be surprised if the Argentinean magician finishes his career in the club he signed at the age of 13.
For contracts with numbers that are hard to believe, Messi's and Ronaldo's combined deals are more than twice as big as the combination of the two players in front of them, Neymar and Griezmann.