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Sold in 54mins: how long it takes Pogba & co to buy a house

Neymar’s blockbuster £200 million transfer has inspired MatchedBets to see how long it takes footballers to pay off a house compared to their team’s fans

Brazilian footballer Neymar’s mega money transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for a world record £200 million has led several commentators to decry the monster valuations in modern day football.

Inspired by PSG’s eye-watering move for Neymar, website MatchedBets has decided to look at how long it takes the top earner at each Premier League club to pay off a house in the local area, and compared the results to the associated club’s fans.

For example, the previous holder of the ‘most expensive footballer in the world’ title, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, would need to work for just 54 minutes to pay off the price for an average house in Manchester.

Meanwhile the average Manchester United fan would need 1,618 days’ worth of full-time work to pay off the same house.

Here is the pay gap between the Premier League’s players and its fans.

Brazilian footballer Neymar’s mega money transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for a world record £200 million has led several commentators to decry the monster valuations in modern day football.

Inspired by PSG’s eye-watering move for Neymar, website MatchedBets has decided to look at how long it takes the top earner at each Premier League club to pay off a house in the local area, and compared the results to the associated club’s fans.

For example, the previous holder of the ‘most expensive footballer in the world’ title, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, would need to work for just 54 minutes to pay off the price for an average house in Manchester.

Meanwhile the average Manchester United fan would need 1,618 days’ worth of full-time work to pay off the same house.

Here is the pay gap between the Premier League’s players and its fans.

Arsenal

Player: Mesut Ozil

Weekly player salary: £140,000

Weekly fan salary: £663

Average house price in inner London: £607,112

Player minutes to buy a house: 390

Fan minutes to buy a house: 6,593,645

Bournemouth

Player: Jordon Ibe

Weekly player salary: £20,000

Weekly fan salary: £480

Average house price in Bournemouth: £273,496

Player minutes to buy a house: 1,231

Fan minutes to buy a house: 4,102,439

Brighton

Player: Anthony Knockaert

Weekly player salary: £45,000

Weekly fan salary: £515

Average house price in Brighton: £385,095

Player minutes to buy a house: 770

Fan minutes to buy a house: 5,383,852

Burnley

Player: Robbie Brady

Weekly player salary: £35,000

Weekly fan salary: £410

Average house price in Burnley: £107,989

Player minutes to buy a house: 277

Fan minutes to buy a house: 1,896,392

Chelsea

Player: Cesc Fabregas

Weekly player salary: £220,000

Weekly fan salary: £575

Average house price in inner London: £607,112

Player minutes to buy a house: 248

Fan minutes to buy a house: 7,602,098

Crystal Palace

Player: Christian Benteke

Weekly player salary: £120,000

Weekly fan salary: £575

Average house price in Croydon: £429,769

Player minutes to buy a house: 322

Fan minutes to buy a house: 5,381,455

Everton

Player: Leighton Baines

Weekly player salary: £70,000

Weekly fan salary: £504

Average house price in Liverpool: £155,615

Player minutes to buy a house: 200

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,223,071

Huddersfield

Player: Tom Ince

Weekly player salary: £30,000

Weekly fan salary: £531

Average house price in Huddersfield: £162,762

Player minutes to buy a house: 488

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,206,942

Leicester City

Player: Jamie Vardy

Weekly player salary: £100,000

Weekly fan salary: £475

Average house price in Leicester: £206,560

Player minutes to buy a house: 186

Fan minutes to buy a house: 3,131,015

Liverpool

Player: Daniel Sturridge

Weekly player salary: £120,000

Weekly fan salary: £504

Average house price in Liverpool: £155,615

Player minutes to buy a house: 117

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,223,071

Manchester City

Player: Sergio Aguero

Weekly player salary: £240,000

Weekly fan salary: £553

Average house price in Manchester: £172,528

Player minutes to buy a house: 65

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,330,585

Manchester United

Player: Paul Pogba

Weekly player salary: £290,000

Weekly fan salary: £553

Average house price in Manchester: £172,528

Player minutes to buy a house: 54

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,330,585

Newcastle United

Player: Ayoze Perez

Weekly player salary: £45,000

Weekly fan salary: £517

Average house price in Newcastle: £174,567

Player minutes to buy a house: 349

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,431,107

Southampton

Player: Virgil van Dijk

Weekly player salary: £65,000

Weekly fan salary: £550

Average house price in Southampton: £267,781

Player minutes to buy a house: 371

Fan minutes to buy a house: 3,505,497

Stoke City

Player: Xherdan Shaqiri

Weekly player salary: £65,000

Weekly fan salary: £467

Average house price in Stoke-on-Trent: £140,618

Player minutes to buy a house: 195

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,167,986

Swansea City

Player: Fernando Llorente

Weekly player salary: £70,000

Weekly fan salary: £460

Average house price in Swansea: £162,299

Player minutes to buy a house: 209

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,540,332

Tottenham Hotspur

Player: Harry Kane

Weekly player salary: £120,000

Weekly fan salary: £527

Average house price in north London: £437,530

Player minutes to buy a house: 328

Fan minutes to buy a house: 5,977,639

Watford

Player: Troy Deeney

Weekly player salary: £50,000

Weekly fan salary: £529

Average house price in Watford: £415,667

Player minutes to buy a house: 748

Fan minutes to buy a house: 5,657,471

West Brom

Player: Darren Fletcher

Weekly player salary: £65,000

Weekly fan salary: £472

Average house price in West Bromwich: £138,662

Player minutes to buy a house: 211

Fan minutes to buy a house: 2,115,183

West Ham United

Player: Andy Carroll

Weekly player salary: £80,000

Weekly fan salary: £581

Average house price in east London: £345,569

Player minutes to buy a house: 389

Fan minutes to buy a house: 4,238,554

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