Week Reportedly worth £100,000 per week, Dejan Lovren recently signed a new mammoth contract with Liverpool, thus joining a particularly elite group of defence-minded players who are earning a VERY pretty penny indeed. With that in mind, let's take a look at the Premier League's top five highest paid defenders... Rounding off our list is Mr. Chelsea himself. Having recently revealed he'll be leaving his beloved Blues come the end of the season, there's no doubt that his pain will be slightly...
John Stones (Man City) - £100,000 Per Week
Equal to Lovren in wage though perhaps superior in ability, former Everton star John Stones has, at times, struggled this season at new club Manchester City, but he still has all the makings of becoming a future captain - for both City and England alike.
David Luiz (Chelsea) - £120,000
He came, he left...he came back. And on £120,000 a week, we're pretty sure he's glad he did.
But far more important than cold, hard cash (perhaps), Luiz has flourished in Antonio Conte's side this season, at least since the club changed formation to utilise three at the back.
A firm fan favourite, Luiz looks set to add a Premier League title to his already impressive haul of trophies.
Nicolas Otamendi (Man City) - £120,000
Despite being strong in the air and tough in the tackle, the Argentinian has arguably been a tad disappointing since his big money move (£32m) from Valencia two years ago.
Yet he appears to have Pep Guardiola's trust, having featured throughout the campaign - but is that anything to do with captain Vincent Kompany's long-standing issue with injuries?
Vincent Kompany (Man City) - £120,000
...Speaking of Vincent Kompany, despite those aforementioned injury problems, on his day, he's possibly the best centre back in the league and therefore warrants his gigantic wage.
After yet another stilted campaign, City's captain fantastic will finally hope his niggling woes are behind him after having made a recent return to the side and looking to be as commanding as ever.
John Terry (Chelsea) - £150,000
Rounding off our list is Mr. Chelsea himself. Having recently revealed he'll be leaving his beloved Blues come the end of the season, there's no doubt that his pain will be slightly softened by the fact he's still pulling in such an astronomical pay packet, even at the ripe old age of 36.
Sure, he'll probably be earning less wherever he ends up, but for now, he's still raking it in.