Liverpool announced on Friday that they have signed a new “long-term” contract with Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, who joined their ranks in 2017.
Liverpool have not announced the value and duration of Salah’s contract, but English media have revealed that the new deal will keep the Egyptian pharaoh at Anfield until 2025.
Only the Paris Saint-Germain trio, French international Kylian Mbappe, Argentina star Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar da Silva are now higher than Salah on the list of highest-paid players in world football.
Mbappe tops the list of the world’s highest-paid players with a weekly salary of one million pounds, followed by his team-mate Messi with 960,000 and Neymar with 606,000.
With a weekly salary of £385,000, he is fourth on the list, overtaking Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, who fell to fifth place with a weekly salary equal to Belgian Kevin De Bruyne’s salary with Manchester City.
Manchester City’s new arrival, Norway international Erling Holland, is in seventh place with a salary of £375,000, the same as Manchester United goalkeeper, Spaniard David de Gea.
Frenchman Antoine Griezmann, on loan from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid, is ninth on £356,000-a-week, while Bayern Munich striker and Poland international Robert Lewandowski complete the list of the world’s ten highest-paid players. 350 thousand pounds per week.
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