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Gyan Now Highest Paid African Player

Chinese outfit, Shanghai SIPG, have officially signed Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan and reportedly made him the highest paid African player in the world.

Read: Gyan To Join World’s Top Earning Players

The 29-year-old signed a two-year contract on Friday morning, that will him see earn a reported £227 000 (R4.3 million) per week.

Gyan signed his contract in presence of his elder brother Baffour and manager Samuel Anim Addo, while Shanghai SIPG general manager Mr. Chan represented the club.

“I thank God for this special day, to my family, former playmates at Al Ain and to my fans,” he said, as quoted by his official website.

The Chinese club was unable to organise a press conference for Gyan’s official unveiling due to an upcoming away league match. Gyan will now likely be unveiled on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

The Ghana captain now reportedly earns more than world stars like Neymar, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure.

The Manchester City midfielder reportedly earns £210 000 (R4 million) per week, which means Gyan overtakes him on Forbes' Rich list as the highest paid African.

Gallery: One African Among Top 15 Best-Paid Footballers

The striker is the third big-name player to join the Chinese league after Tottenham’s Paulinho and former Chelsea striker Demba Ba already moved to China.

Do you think Asamoah Gyan deserved his whopping salary? Have your say in the comments section below.

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