The immense wealth of Premier League clubs translates into some of the most substantial paychecks for English League players, with top earners like Mason Mount taking home over £13 million annually. But does their performance justify these colossal salaries, or are the clubs getting no bang for their buck?
As per Ticketgum, here are the wages of every Premier League player compared with their performances in the Premier League 23/24 season which determine which players are the most overpaid. So, let's talk about the top 10 most overpaid midfielders in the English Premier League.
Leander Dendoncker from Aston Villa is the Premier League’s most overpaid midfielder, offering the worst value for money with a poor score of 0.89/10, the lowest of all players analysed. Leander has only played for 24 seconds per 90 minutes. He also has not registered any progressive passes or provided assists this season.
John Stones who plays more as a midfielder nowadays for Manchester City hasn't been up to the mark this season. He is earning £13,000,000 annually which seems like not fair. John Stones has failed to replicate his last season's form after suffering with injury which has kept him away from the squad for most of the time.
Things have not worked out so far for Mason Mount at Manchester United. Injuries have prevented him from gaining momentum. Mason Mount is taking home over £13 million annually which seems rather excessive. However, he features low in the list because there is still plenty of time for him to prove himself at Old Trafford.
The 23-year-old Chris Richards is not having his best time at Palace this season in the Premier League. Despite his poor performances, Richards has featured in 12 matches so far in the Premier League this season but created almost nothing for his side. He is earning £2,860,000 annually which doesn't justify his stats at all.
Moises Caicedo sits in fifth place on the list, with Chelsea’s poor form not helping the Colombian show his true value on the field. But, this shouldn't be an excuse for a player who is earning £7,800,000 annually after Brighton sold him to Chelsea for a record-breaking £115 million deal.