We look at the 10 Highest paid player of African origin.
- Victor Osimhen – £112,00.
Victor Osimhen is unarguably one of the best strikers in Europe at the moment and currently earns an incredible £112,000 per week.
9 Riyad Mahrez – £120,000
Riyad Mahrez is one of the attacking stars of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team.
Mahrez earns around £120,000 per week at the Etihad and has won major titles with Manchester City and his former side Leicester City.
8 Franck Kessie – £125,000
The 25-year-old Ivorian was Barcelona’s first major signing in this summer’s transfer window.
Kessie will reportedly be earning £125,000 per week at the Spotify Camp Nou to guarantee his spot as one of the highest earning African players.
7 Naby Keita – £130,000
Liverpool star Naby Keita is one of the stars of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The 27-year-old Guinean who is an important member of Liverpool’s midfield earns around £130,000 weekly at Liverpool and is a serial winner with the Reds.
6 Nicolas Pepe – £140,000
Arsenal spent a club-record fee of €80m to sign Nicolas Pepe from Ligue 1 side Lille in August 2019.
The 27-year-old forward reportedly earns £140,000 weekly at the Emirates Stadium.
5 Achraf Hakimi – £170,000
Moroccan right-back and right midfielder Achraf Hakimi is one of the most technically gifted and quickest young footballers in the world.
The 23-year-old wingback plays for the French giants Paris Saint-German (PSG) and earns around £170,000 weekly.
4 Odion Ighalo – £200,000
Super Eagles striker Odion Jude Ighalo is indisputably the highest earning Nigerian footballer on the planet with an incredible £200,000-per-week wage with his Saudi side Al Hilal.
3 Thomas Partey – £200,000
In 2020, Thomas Partey joined Premier League club Arsenal in a transfer worth £45 million, making him the most expensive Ghanaian player of all time.
The 29-year-old Ghanaian midfielder currently earns around £200,000 with the Gunners.
2 Sadio Mane – £250,000
Sadio Mane has managed to establish himself as one of the best wingers of his generation.
Mane is one of the richest African players by salary with a reported weekly salary of £250,000 per week at Bayern Munich.
1 Mohamed Salah – £350,000
Salah is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world.
Salah is also one of the wealthiest African players on the planet and following his renewal at Liverpool, he will now be the club’s highest earner at £350,000 per week.