#10. Nicolas Otamendi – £4.83 million
He didn’t enjoy the best of seasons last year but Nicolas Otamendi is still one of the highest paid defenders in world football. The Argentinean signed for Manchester City in the summer of 2015 in a big money move from Valencia. Otamendi impressed during his time in Spain, especially during his last season which led to the move. However the defender is yet to live up to his true potential in England. He has looked prone to errors and his lapses in concentration have led to a number of poor goals in what has been a disappointing season for the club. The massive transfer led to massive wages and Otamendi takes home a yearly salary of £4.83 million.