'Underpaid' - Marcus Smith demands new contract from Harlequins - Ruck

‘Underpaid’ – Marcus Smith demands new contract from Harlequins

Harlequins star Smith has entered the final two years of his contract, but will need a significant pay rise to join Owen Farrell in the list of the highest paid Premiership players

Negotiations remain ongoing between Harlequins and star playmaker Marcus Smith over a new mega-money contract as they look to keep their star man happy.

The England star will hope that such a deal will take him into the top 10 highest paid players in the Gallagher Premiership, with the 22-year-old currently outside of that list.

Smith has two and half years remaining on his current contract, which earns him wages of £460,000 per season, a figure that he wants to increase significantly with his new deal.

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The lowest earner in the current top 10 earns half a million per season

Here, RUCK looks at the current 10 highest-paid Gallagher Premiership players according to Spotrac, as Smith looks to break in…

10th – Paddy Jackson (London Irish) – £500,000 per season

Paddy Jackson of London Irish kicks for goal during the Gallagher Premiership match between London Irish and Newcastle Falcons at The Brentford Community Stadium, London on December 04 2021 (Photo: Danny Loo/PPAUK)

9th – Semi Radradra (Bristol Bears) – £521,000

Bristol Bears player Semi Radradra during the Gallagher Premiership rugby game between Leicester Tigers and Bristol Bears at Welford Road on June 5th – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK

8th – Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) – £550,000

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