Sheffield star Kyle Walker's eye-watering energy bill revealed for £3m home containing giant fish tank and a swimming pool with waterfall
Kyle Walker’s stunning £3m home featuring a giant fish tank and a swimming pool with its own waterfall comes with an eye-watering energy bill to boot, it has been revealed.
The Sheffield-born defender pays an estimated £16,200 a year to power the six-bedroom property, according to the comparison site Uswitch, which is more than any of his fellow Three Lions who are preparing for action in Euro 2020.
The Manchester City and England right-back’s estimated energy bills are around 15 times higher than the average household’s £1,125 annual charges, but his £110,000 weekly salary means they won’t be causing him too many sleepless nights.
Should he want to cut back on his spending, however, Uswitch estimates that he could save a whopping £3,245 per year by moving from a standard variable tariff to one of the best fixed deals on the market.
He’s not the only big-spender when it comes to energy supplies, with his Manchester City and England teammate John Stones reportedly splashing out an estimated £15,900 to power his £3m pad, complete with a home cinema, games centre and sauna, and France and Manchester United star Paul Pogba paying £14,300 a year in energy bills.
Sarah Broomfield, energy expert at Uswitch, said: "If you've ever opened your energy bill in horror then spare a thought for those who made this list."
"But famous footballer or not, there's always a benefit to keeping down the amount of energy you use at home. Sometimes it can be as simple as closing windows, turning off lights when you leave the roo, and turning down the thermostat."
"Switching tariffs is another great way to keep those utility bills down. If you're on a standard variable tariff, you can save good money by switching to a fixed deal, so do a search online and compare what deals are out there."
Here’s Uswitch’s full rundown of the biggest energy bills in football:
Kyle Walker – £3 million six-bedroom property with swimming pool, waterfall, hot tub, games room, fish tank, gym – £16,200
John Stones – £3 million six-bedroom property with indoor pool, sauna, gym, leisure complex, double ovens, home cinema, games centre – £15,900
Paul Pogba – £3 million five-bedroom property with indoor pool, indoor football pitch with scoreboard and LED lighting – £14,300
David de Gea – £4 million five-bedroom property with outdoor pool, gym, cinema, tennis court, electric security gates – £14,100
Jesse Lingard – £3 million five-bedroom property with indoor pool, dressing room (complete with 96 pairs of trainers), cinema room – £14,000
Harry Kane – £17 million seven-bedroom property with state-of-the-art gym – £12,500
Gareth Southgate – £4 million six-bedroom 16th-century mansion with two-bedroom detached cottage, barn, cinema and wine cellar – £11,200
Marcus Rashford – £2 million six-bedroom property with home gym – £10,800
Gareth Bale – £4 million six-bedroom property with high ceilings, tennis court, three golf holes – £10,700
Jordan Pickford – £2 million five-bedroom property with cinema with starlight ceiling, multi-room audio, in-ceiling speakers, jacuzzi – £9,400