FOOTBALL: Top 10 highest paid players at Celtic and Rangers

Bring on the man with the magic sponge

It’s a quiet day for news today, so we have been searching around the internet for interesting bits and pieces, although we cannot guarantee their authenticity. Is this fake news?
It’s a difficult week to tell because there are so many April Fool stories still around.
Take these two below with a pinch of salt or bring on the physio with the magic sponge to wipe your fevered brow. Hopefully, it will give you something to talk about this Good Friday.
The information below is quite unbelievable really and the figures eye-watering. Especially given that we still have families getting their weekly messages from food banks and children living in abject poverty.
Child Poverty is top of the agenda for the political parties lining up to fight the Scottish Parliament election on May 6.  The football clubs will probably put their ticket prices up for next season and the players will have the brass neck to ask for a pay rise. Sadly, that’s life in 21st century Scotland.
Bill Heaney
The current season has been a difficult one for Celtic with their long reign of dominance in Scotland now over.

Neil Lennon’s recent departure didn’t come as much of a shock after arch-rivals Rangers built a 20-point lead at the top to clinch the title with ease.

With a new manager to arrive at the hoops in the coming weeks there is a strong possibility of a squad overhaul as they look to rebuild and reclaim the bragging rights in Glasgow.

These numbers may give a strong hint as to who is heading for the exit door at Celtic Park, with some surprising names at the top end of the player wages chart.

Scott Brown: £25,000
Diego Laxalt: £22,250
Tom Rogic: £21,500
Shane Duffy: £20,000
Mohamed Elyounoussi: £20,000
Odsonne Edouard: £19,500
Leigh Griffiths: £18,200
Callum McGregor: £18,000
James Forrest: £16,200
Christopher Jullien: £15,000
Nir Bitton: £15,000
Olivier Ntcham: £15,000 (on loan at Marseille)

Top 10 highest paid players at Rangers

It has been a terrific season for Rangers after they ended Celtic’s dominance to claim their 55th Scottish league title.
Steven Gerrard’s men have been almost untouchable for the entire campaign, building an unimaginable 20-point lead at the top just five season’s after promotion.

Despite their dominance, it is expected that Gerrard and the Gers hierarchy will look to freshen up the squad this summer as they aim to defend their crown.

These numbers may give a strong hint as to who is heading for the exit door at Ibrox, with some surprising names at the top end of the player wages chart.

Kemar Roofe: £35,000
Alfredo Morelos: £32,500
Jermain Defoe: £30,000
Connor Goldson: £25,000
Ryan Kent: £20,000
Ianis Hagi: £20,000
Steven Davis: £20,000
Scott Arfield: £17,500
Borna Barisic: £15,000
James Tavernier: £13,500
Ryan Jack: £13,000

 

 

 

 

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