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Messi, Salah, no Ronaldo: The best-paid footballer from every continent
On June 22, 2022, Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich in a £35m move from Liverpool.
The Senegalese international was given a substantial pay-rise.
He was believed to be earning ‘just’ £100,000-per-week at Liverpool. Bayern are now paying him £250,000-per-week, per the Mirror.
That made him the highest-paid African footballer in the world.
He didn’t hold that title for long, though.
Just nine days after Mane joined Bayern, Mohamed Salah signed a lucrative three-year deal at Liverpool.
Per the Daily Mail, The Egyptian winger is now earning £400,000-per-week at the Premier League giants, considerably more than what Mane is earning at Bayern.
Salah is the world’s best-paid African player once again, but who are the best paid players in every continent? We have answered that question using a variety of sources.
For obvious reasons, Antarctica has been omitted.
Oceania: Chris Wood | Newcastle | £80,000-per-week (Per Capology)
Wood made the £25m transfer from Burnley to Newcastle in January. He hit the back of the net twice in 17 appearances for the Magpies in 2021/22.
Asia: Son Heung-min | Tottenham Hotspur | £140,000-per-week (Per Spotrac)
Son Heung-min has emerged into one of the best wingers in the world. The South Korean star won the Premier League Golden Boot last season with 24 goals.
North America: Christian Pulisic | Chelsea | £150,000-per-week (Per Spotrac)
Pulisic signed a cool £150,000-per-week deal with Chelsea after making the £59m move from Dortmund in 2019. He has scored 25 times in 115 games for The Blues.
Africa: Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | £400,000-per-week (Per the Daily Mail)
There were concerns that Salah would not extend his spell at Liverpool and leave on a free transfer in 2023. Much to the relief of Liverpool fans all over the world, the two parties were able to agree a huge three-year deal.
South America: Lionel Messi | Paris Saint-Germain | £960,000-per-week (Per the Daily Mail)
Paris Saint-Germain handed Messi a massive deal when he joined on a free transfer in 2021. He earns just over £350,000-per-week more than teammate, Neymar.
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