Antony to Man Utd: Who're the highest-paid Brazilians in European football?

The signing of Antony from Ajax is one that Manchester United fans are hugely excited about.

After adding Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro to the squad, Erik ten Hag’s side are set to complete their summer business with the acquisition of the talented Brazilian winger.

Antony will cost the Red Devils a cool £85 million in transfer fees, making him one of the most expensive signings in Premier League history.

Only Jack Grealish’s move to Manchester City, Romelu Lukaku’s failed return to Chelsea and Paul Pogba’s switch to United from Juventus cost more.

As well as the £85 million transfer fee to secure his services, Antony will pocket a cool £200,000-a-week in wages – making him one of the Premier League’s highest-paid players.

It will also see him become one of the highest-paid Brazilian footballers in the whole of Europe.

In fact, only six players from the country currently plying their trade on the continent will earn more than Antony each week.

Antony during his time at Ajax
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 11: Antony of AFC Ajax acknowledges the fans after the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax and sc Heerenveen at Johan Cruijff Arena on May 11, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Who are they? Well, we’ve provided all the answers to that question below after scouring through the Capology website.

The 22 highest-paid Brazilian footballers in Europe right now

=21. Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United) – £90,000-a-week

=21. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) – £90,000-a-week

20. Arthur Melo (Juventus) – £104,052-a-week

19. Thiago Silva (Chelsea) – £110,000-a-week

=17. Fred (Manchester United) – £120,000-a-week

=17. Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United) – £120,000-a-week

16. Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid) – £121,746-a-week

15. Felipe (Atletico Madrid) – £122,719-a-week

14. Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa) – £125,000-a-week

13. Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – £150,000-a-week

12. Bremer (Juventus) – £150,315-a-week

Bremer in action with Juventus
GENOA, ITALY – AUGUST 22: Gleison Bremer of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Juventus at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on August 22, 2022 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Simone Arveda/Getty Images)

11. Eder Militao (Real Madrid) – £152,263-a-week

=9. Fabinho (Liverpool) – £180,000-a-week

=9. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £180,000-a-week

8. Alex Sandro (Juventus) – £180,346-a-week

7. Antony (Manchester United) – £200,000-a-week

6. Raphinha (Barcelona) – £202,909-a-week

5. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – £233,751-a-week

4. Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) – £265,000-a-week

3. Casemiro (Manchester United) – £300,000-a-week

2. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – £338,128-a-week

  1. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – £914,877-a-week
Neymar celebrates a goal for Paris Saint-Germain
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – JULY 31: Paris Saint-Germain’s Jr Neymar celebrates after scoring fourth goal during the Champions Trophy at Bloomfield Stadium on July 31, 2022 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Antony will be earning big bucks at Old Trafford – and will still be on less than a quarter of Neymar’s salary, which is just ridiculous to be honest.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar is currently the third-highest paid footballer on the planet, behind only superstar teammates Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

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