8. Andre Ayew – $85,000
Andre Ayew signed a big money deal (including signing on fee) when he completed his Bosman move to Swansea this summer. In a team that has performed well below expectations in 2015, the Swans have already gone through two managers this campaign, Ayew has really been the one bright spot on the pitch. Ayew is a dangerous attacking threat that can run at, and beat, the best defenders in the league one on one with his blend of pace and trickery. Ayew has always been good for a half dozen to a dozen goals a season and he is right on pace with that in the Premier League having scored seven in 20 games so far. His outstanding play has led to some transfer speculation in January.