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The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

Odion Ighalo is one of the highest-paid players at Manchester United, but how does his salary compare to Africa's top earners in the Premier League? Here are the highest-paid players from the continent in England's top flight!

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-paid African stars in the Premier League, and what  they earn weekly, according to Spotrac.

The Nigerian is only the seventh African footballer to play for United, and will stay with the Red Devils until 31 January 2021 after the Premier League side extended his loan from parent club Shanghai Shenhua.

He is reportedly earning €146 000 (R2.8 million) a week at Old Trafford, making him one of United's highest-paid players, and is in fifth position among the top-earning Africans in the EPL.

It is understood, though, that United are covering just a portion of the €336 000 (R6.4 million) wage Ighalo would earn per week with his parent club.

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The 30-year-old is understood to have turned down a deal worth a whopping €448 000 (R8.5 million) a week in order to stay in England with the club he supported growing up.

That offer would have made him one of the highest-paid players in the game, and the highest-earning African footballer in the world.

However, this title currently belongs to Mohamed Salah, who earns more than any other African star from his basic salary and endorsement deals, according to Forbes.

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The Liverpool forward is believed to pocket €200 000 (R3.8 million) a week in basic salary, making him the joint-highest-paid African star in the English top flight, sharing the position at the summit with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – you can see the rest of Africa's top earners in the EPL, including 2019 African Footballer of the Year Sadio Mane, in the gallery above!

Who do you think is the best African player in the Premier League? Have your say in the comments section below.

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