Sadio Mane completed his move to German giants Bayern Munich on 22 June 2022 from Liverpool. With Bayern Munich offering him £250,000 per week contract, Sadio Mane is now the highest paid African Footballer in the world..
This is a massive increment compared to the £100,000 he was earning at Liverpool. Liverpool is a big club no doubt but they have a very strict wage cap. Mane in his exit interview confirmed he will always be a Liverpool fan.
Yeah, of course! After every game! After every one of my games in Munich I will come to the dressing room and I will watch Liverpool, for sure, because I am going to be Liverpool’s No.1 fan forever
I just want to say good luck to them and I have an eye on them. And for sure they will be even better because I know the boys: great players, great talent, great maturity and attitude, so of course, Liverpool will always stay even better, for sure.
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Table Below shows the Highest Paid African Footballers
|PLAYER||TEAM||PER WEEK WAGE|
|1. Sadio Mane||Baryern Munich||£250,000|
|2. Mohamed Salah||Liverpool||£220,000|
|3. Riyad Mahrez||Manchester City||£200,000|
|4. Thomas Partey||Arsenal||£200,000|
|5. Andre Ayew||Al Sadd||£180,000|
|6. Achraf Hakimi||PSG||£176,000|
|8. Wilfried Zaha||Crystal Palace||£130,000|
|9. Odion Ighalo||Al-Hilal||$130,000|
|10. Naby Keita||Liverpool||£120,000|
Although Mohamed Salah is in second, he is currently unhappy with his £220,000 he earns weekly at Liverpool. As such he wants a new contract with an increment. Incase of a contract renewal, he would be the highest paid African Footballer.
Missing on the list is former Arsenal Player Aubameyang. Prior to him joining Barcelona, he was the highest African Footballer with over $300,000 a week at Arsenal. However he currently earns around $90k at Barcelona.