Germans, on average, are the best paid foreign players in the Premier League, ahead of individuals from other nations prominently represented in English football's top flight, such as France, Spain, Argentina and Belgium.
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" target="_blank">Sporting Intelligence's2016 Global Sports Salaries- the same survey that revealed the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers pay the highest wages in world sport at an annual average of $8.65m (Â£6.5m) per player - has revealed that the Premier League's 12 German players are currently earning an average of Â£4.1m per year.
As many as 21 players from Belgium are pocketing an average of Â£3.9m, while the average annual 2016 salary between 29 French players, which includes Manchester United's world record signing Paul Pogba, also works out at Â£3.9m.
Brazilian players, of which there are only 12 currently in the Premier League, earn an average of Â£3.8m per year, while Argentine players earn an average of half a million less (Â£3.3m).
There are more Spanish players than any other foreign group in the Premier League, and they too are currently earning an average annual wage of Â£3.3m.
Players hailing from the Netherlands earn much less than the other well represented foreign nations in the Premier League, with annual salaries for Dutch imports averaging out at Â£2.2m.
In total, Premier League players will be paid over Â£1.3bn between them this season.
Even at the bottom end of the wages table, an average annual salary at Burnley is Â£954,417. Compare that to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, where the average wage at Hamilton Academicals is not actually thatmuch more lucrative than a 'normal' job at Â£42,606.
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