Football fans have been left scratching their heads over the news that Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard is now earning more money than Tottenham Hotspur and England star Dele Alli.
The Red Devils announced on Thursday that Lingard has penned a new four-year contract at Old Trafford.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 6, 2017
Sky Sports has reported that the deal triples the 24-year-old’s wages to around £100,000 a week, putting him among the top earners in the Premier League.
This news has caused a stir among football fans, with many questioning whether Lingard deserves such a huge pay packet.
This season, the attacker, who has been capped four times for England, has scored one goal and produced two assists in 17 Premier League appearances.
In contrast, 20-year-old Alli has netted 15 goals and made five others in 29 top-flight appearances for Tottenham, but NOW TV Sport has tweeted that he is earning £45,000 less than Lingard.
Jesse Lingard: £100,000 per week
Douglas Costa: £85,000 per week
Dele Alli: £55,000 per week pic.twitter.com/gyBRYgRJRp
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) April 6, 2017
Plenty of football fans have taken to Twitter to express their confusion that Lingard is worthy of a better salary than some of the game’s top stars.
I'm pleased Lingard has signed but 100k a week is ridiculous he earns more than Alli and Aubameyang @GNev2 opinion?
— Dan Gittus (@DG__23) April 7, 2017
Lingard earns as much as Harry Kane and Vertonghen and more than Walker, Rose, Dembele, Wanyama, Dier, Alli, Eriksen…
— . (@CobesME4) April 7, 2017
Jesse lingard now earns more than dele Alli and aubameyang combined.
— Yuvraj Keswani (@YuvrajKeswani24) April 7, 2017
Jesse Lingard will earn more than Dybala, Aubameyang, Alli, Isco and Mane.
Wtf ???? https://t.co/69uiyMhURE
— si nino (@miro_nino) April 7, 2017
Lingard nails a £100K a week contract for being bang average. Have Kane or Alli had a contract like this yet?
— Andy Goldman (@andygoldman39) April 6, 2017
— Glenn Garrett (@glenngarrett46) April 6, 2017
The fact that Jesé lingard is getting paid more then dele alli and aubameyang combined shows how appalling football really is these days⚽️
— Joey (@JoeyWallbanks) April 6, 2017
Lingard makes more than Dele Alli now. Something wrong there.
— Steven Murphy (@RavenEffect) April 6, 2017
How Lingard now earns more than Dele Alli and Aubameyang is beyond me?!?! Absolutely shocking!!! #MUFC
— Andrew Millar (@AndyMillar94) April 6, 2017
— ARSH @¥üъ (@ArshAyubM) April 6, 2017
— FootballGlobal HD (@FootballgloblHD) April 6, 2017