Thanks to the Sun, the biggest boot deals in football have been revealed, showing which footballers are getting paid the most each year to wear a specific brand week in, week out. While the top 10 does consist of many of the usual suspects, there are a few surprise additions in there too. So without further delay here are the 10 most lucrative boot deals in world football... Brand: Nike Worth: £6.2m Ronaldo's association with Nike is a long one indeed and it should come as no surprise that the...
Ronaldo's association with Nike is a long one indeed and it should come as no surprise that the Real Madrid superstar holds the most lucrative deal in world football for wearing the American sports brand's boots.
A surprise inclusion right at the top, the notorious bad boy of football, Italian striker Mario Balotelli, receives the second highest figure for wearing a specific brand of football boots, with Puma giving the former Manchester City and Liverpool man over £5m a year.
Adidas' biggest earner when it comes to football boots, Gareth Bale is now in his fifth year in the Spanish capital following his record breaking move from Spurs and despite picking up three Champions Leagues in that time, he has not fulfilled his full potential.
The Chelsea midfielder is again in Antonio Conte's starting lineup and seems to be back to his creative best. The Spaniard has been on Puma's books since his days as an Arsenal player, staying with them through his spell back at boyhood club Barcelona too.
Although it is unclear where Mesut Ozil will be playing football this time next year, with his contract at Arsenal set to run down by the end of the season, one thing that is sure is that the German will be wearing Adidas boots.
Formerly the world's most expensive footballer, the Manchester United superstar dons Adidas boots every time he takes to the field. Pogba is back at Old Trafford, following a successful four-year spell with Juventus.
Despite PSG holding the combative Italian footballer in such high regard, Verratti is hardly the biggest name in football so it must be his tireless performances for the Parisians which has made him Nike's second biggest earner, in terms of football boots.
Worth: £2.5m a year
Surprisingly very low down on the list considering he is arguably the greatest footballer of all time, Lionel Messi will have to make do with his bumper new contract he recently signed with Barcelona.
Worth: £1.5m a year
Warranting the same amount of money each year as Rooney, Manchester City's Argentine talisman is the poster boy for Puma in the Premier League and he is certainly a good model for the German sports brand, with Aguero continuing to score goals on a regular basis.
Worth: £1.5m a year
Despite leaving Manchester United last summer to return to boyhood club Everton, former England skipper Wayne Rooney remains a big name in football and Nike make sure that the 32-year-old continues to wear their boots.