Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is now the third richest young sports star in the UK. The Argentine has rocketed up the Sunday Times Rich List, with a wealth of around £58million. Aguero earns a reported £250,000-a-week at the Etihad and that is enough to make him Britain’s richest footballer. Former golf world No.1 Rory McIlroy takes top spot with a wealth of £138million, ahead of Real Madrid and Wales superstar Gareth Bale. World heavyweight Anthony Joshua is in fourth on the list, ahead of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard and Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez.
Sergio Aguero celebrates
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Sanchez’s wealth is valued at £39million, thanks to a hefty increase since his move to Old Trafford. The Chilean has been a disappointing signing for United from Arsenal with his wages standing at around £26million a year. The rest of the shortlist is made up of Premier League stars including Sanchez’s teammates Paul Pogba and David de Gea.
Mesut Ozil of Arsenal
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Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez are on the list
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England stars Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are new entries on the list while Andy Carroll, who has played just three times this season, comes in above them in 14th place. Other members of the shortlist include Kevin de Bruyne, Willian, Daniel Sturridge, and Theo Walcott.
Raheem Sterling celebrates with England teammate Harry Kane
Richest young sports stars 1. Rory McIlroy – Golf £138m – Up £28m 2. Gareth Bale Football (Real Madrid) £94m – Up £20m 3. Sergio Aguero – Football (Manchester City) £58m – Up £10m 4. Anthony Joshua – Boxing £49m- Up £14m 5. Mesut Ozil – Football (Arsenal) £42m -Up £14m 6. Eden Hazard – Football (Chelsea) £40m – Up £8m 7. Alexis Sanchez – Football (Manchester Utd) £39m – Up £18m 8. Paul Pogba – Football (Manchester Utd) £37m- Up £12m 9. Theo Walcott – Football (Everton) £29m – Up £3m 10. Willian – Football (Chelsea) £27m – Up £4m 11. Kevin De Bruyne – Football (Manchester City) £25m – Up £9m 12. David De Gea – Football (Manchester Utd) £24m – Up £6m 13. Daniel Sturridge – Football (Liverpool) £22m – Up £3m 14. Andy Carroll – Football (West Ham Utd) £19m -Up £2m 15. Raheem Sterling – Football (Manchester City) £18m – New entry 16= Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) £16m – New entry 16= Romelu Lukaku – Football (Manchester Utd) £16m – New entry
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