Premier League giants Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United are set to earn over £1.5m for sending their players to play in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. These monetary sums could jump over the £2m mark depending on how well their players play in Qatar with FIFA paying clubs per player by the day because of the mid-season break for the first time in history.
FIFA is set to pay around £8,500 per player, per day. As there will be six training days before the World Cup and a 13-day group stage each player will earn their club at least 19 days worth of cash which totals £161,500. After, it depends on each team’s progress, with the competition going on for a further 16 days after the final group game.
The defending English champions Man City will see more players than any other club, with 16 on the flight to Qatar. This list includes five Englishman and three Portuguese players. They also have players playing for Spain, Brazil, Belgium, Germany, Argentina and Switzerland.
Then Manchester United have the second-most players heading to the World Cup. Their total of 14 has three for England, Portugal and Brazil. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs are the only other clubs who will see more than 10 players head to the World Cup. Chelsea's 12 include Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.
Whereas Tottenham will have Harry Kane and Son Heung-min leave for Qatar alongside the likes of Ivan Perisic, Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies. Liverpool will be sending the fewest amount of players (seven) travelling to Qatar.
The current EPL leaders Arsenal will see Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Granit Xhaka and William Saliba represent their countries in the World Cup. Crystal Palace and Southampton are the only two clubs who will lose just one player to the World Cup - Joachim Andersen and Armel Bella-Kotchap respectively. Nottingham Forest will see six players depart, while Newcastle will have five players in Qatar.
Arsenal - 9 players - £1.45m
Man City - 16 players - £2.58m
Newcastle - 5 players - £800k
Tottenham - 11 players - £1.77m
Man Utd - 14 players - £2.26m
Liverpool - 7 players - £1.13m
Brighton - 4 players - £646k
Chelsea - 12 players - £1.93m
Fulham - 6 players - £970k
Brentford - 4 players - £646k
Crystal Palace - 1 player - £160k
Aston Villa - 4 players - £646k
Leicester - 6 players - £970k
Bournemouth - 2 players - £323k
Leeds - 3 players - £484k
West Ham - 5 players - £800k
Everton - 4 players - £646k
Nottingham Forest - 6 players - £970k