Sadio Mane Tops List of Highest Paid African Footballers After Bayern Move

Sadio Mane Tops List of Highest Paid African Footballers After Bayern Move

  • Sadio Mane now ranks first in the list of the highest-paid African football stars
  • The Senegalese forward recently completed a move to Bayern Munich from Liverpool
  • His three-year deal reportedly entails Mane receiving more than double the wages he was getting in Merseyside

When it comes to making a financial killing, one has to be world class to convince a club to succumb to wage demands.

This is exactly what has happened to Sadio Mane, who has seen his wages significantly improve after his move to Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians went out of their way to submit a third bid to Liverpool, who finally accepted £27.4m upfront from the German club for Mane.

Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Thomas Partey
These three are among the nine best African players in football. Photo: Getty.
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Mane signed a three-year deal with Bayern, and the contract entailed a very decent wage, compared to what he was getting at Merseyside.

As per Spotrac, Mane was on a £100,000-a-week wage at Liverpool, which made him the joint 12th best paid player at the club.

This was interesting, especially because there were quite a number of players on higher wages than the Senegalese, despite his exploits for the Liverpool.

The Mirror reports that his new deal with Bayern will see him bring in a whopping £250,000-per-week, which is more than double what he was getting at Liverpool.

Where does Mane ranks in best paid African players?

If the reports are anything to go by, then Mane is right up there in the enviable list of African stars earning the highest wages.

Liverpool ace Mohammed Salah, despite not agreeing on a new deal at Liverpool, is second on the list, and the top nine is as follows:

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9. Naby Keita (Liverpool) – £120,000-per-week

8. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £130,000-per-week

7. Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal) – £140,000-per-week

6. Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain) – £176,000-per-week

5. Andre Ayew (Al Sadd) – £180,000-per-week

=3. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) – £200,000-per-week

=3. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) – £200,000-per-week

2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £220,000-per-week

1. Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich) – £250,000-per-week

Leroy Sane’s dad offers Mane number 10 shirt

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported of how Leroy Sane’s dad is willing to have his son surrender the number 10 shirt at Bayern Munich for Sadio Mane.

The Senegalese forward first wore number 19 at Liverpool when he joined them from Southampton. He was then handed number 10 by head coach Jurgen Klopp when Phillipe Coutinho left to join Barcelona. He also wears the same number for his national side.

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann will have to solve the conundrum of Mane's new number. But Sane's father has already weighed in on the matter, saying that Mane deserves the number 10 shirt.

Source: Sports Brief News