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Asamoah Gyan to earn £227,000-a-week to become one of the highest paid players


Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is set to become one of the highest paid players in football.

The 29-year old former Sunderland striker is on the verge of signing with Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, who are managed by ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.

According to Mirror, the deal will see him earn $350,000-a-week (£227,000), a weekly amount only bettered by a handful of the planet's best players.

Asamoah Gyan already earns $250,000 at his current club Al Ain in the UAE.

Below is a list of top earners in football (All reported salaries are before tax):

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - £650,000-a-week

Lionel Messi (Barcelona - £645,000-a-week

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) - £410,000-a-week

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) - £320,000-a-week

James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) - £305,000-a-week

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - £250,000-a-week

Robin van Persie (Manchester United) - £250,000-a-week

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) - £220,000-a-week

Yaya Toure (Manchester City) - £210,000-a-week

Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) - £205,000-a-week

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