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Messi, Salah, no Ronaldo: The best-paid footballer from every continent

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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.

Mbappe became the highest-paid footballer in the world when he rejected Real Madrid and signed a new contract with PSG in May. He earns considerably more than football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who is paid £510,000-per-week, per Spotrac.

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