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The 10 highest paid players in the world, as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah reached 35 million pounds

The 10 highest paid players in the world, as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah reached 35 million pounds

A new report says that Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is now the fifth highest paid footballer in the world in terms of salary and endorsements.

Analysts at US sports business website Sportico looked at the highest-paid players in world football by a combination of their weekly wages as well as the value of their endorsement business deals.

Salah, 30, forged a new three-year deal with the Reds over the summer and put an end to more than a year of speculation surrounding his future at Anfield, with reports suggesting his weekly salary is now in excess of £350,000, a sum of just over 18. million pounds sterling annually.

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His new deal and revenue from endorsements with companies such as Vodafone, Adidas, Pepsi, Uber and electronics company Oppo means he is expected to earn 34.8 million pounds ($39.5 million) over the course of the 2022-23 season.

This amount is high enough to put him ahead of five others in the top ten. Eden Hazard, Andres Iniesta, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Antoine Griezmann. However, it lags somewhat behind in fourth place on the list, occupied by Neymar Jr. ($91 million), while Lionel Messi ($110 million) and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo ($113 million) are second and third, respectively, and now he’s toppled Kylian Mbappe ($125 million), who plays alongside Messi and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.

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In Liverpool, the Egyptian international Salah moved to a world-class footballer after he failed to really ignite in Rome and especially Chelsea, having taken to the European arena with Swiss Basel after being signed in 2012 from the contractors in his team. homeland.

Salah was identified in 2017 as having all the attributes needed to succeed in Jurgen Klopp’s system and the Reds paid an initial £36.5m for his services in a deal that proved to be a lucrative deal as he raised the bar upon his arrival at Anfield and embarked on an impressive career that saw him score 163 goals. In 263 matches.

He played a pivotal role in Liverpool’s teams that won the 2019 UEFA Champions League and the 2019/20 Premier League while becoming the second-fastest player to reach 150 goals for the club, after Roger Hunt.

Salah’s commercial appeal is global and has helped Reds grow in different markets. His position as the most prominent Muslim footballer in the world and one of the greatest African footballers past or present makes him a highly marketable proposition for some companies looking to establish themselves in areas where Salah is very popular.

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