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