Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney
Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney is set to earn a staggering103million pounds over the next ten years.
The Mirror says Rooney will be the Premierships top earner asthecompetitions new TV deal kicks into gear.
Newcastles Michael Owen is projected to bank 96.1 millionpoundsin the next 10 years while Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinandare nextin the table of wealth, pocketing 74.5 million pounds and71.5million pounds.
The current generation of top footballers, already awashwithcash, are set to break through into the ranks of the super-richofbig business founders and family landowners, according toZoomagazines rich list.
Rooney has predicted football earnings of 70m by the timeheretires.
He already has a six-year contract signed last Novr at 5.9millionpounds, but on top of that comes six major sponsorshipdeals.
With earnings already at 10 million pounds, Rooneyhasendorsements from Nike, Coke Zero, Asda, Ford Sports, EA SportsandHarper Collins worth a further 17 million pounds. All will behikedand extended before his career ends.