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Asamoah Gyan Salary Ghanaian striker now not in top 10 best-paid players

The former Sunderland forward Gyan became one of the best paid players in the world when he moved to China in 2015, earning £227,000 per week

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Chelsea midfielder Oscar is closing in on a shock transfer to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60 million fee.

The Brazilian playmaker will become the latest star name to head to the lucrative Chinese Super League, following fellow Brazilians Hulk and Ramires, and former Premier League stars Graziano Pelle and Asamoah Gyan.

And to convince Oscar to give up Stamford Bridge for the Shanghai Stadium, he is reportedly set to be paid over £350,000-per-week - making him one of the highest paid footballers in the world.

THE TOP-10 BEST-PAID FOOTBALLERS IN THE WORLD

1) Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) £400,000 per week £20.8m per year*

2) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) £365,000 per week £19m per year**

2) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £365,000 per week £19m per year**

4) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) £346,000 per week £18m per year**

5) Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) £317,000 per week £16.5m per year

6) Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £290,000 per week £15m per year

7) Neymar (Barcelona) £289,000 per week £15m per year**

8) Graziano Pelle (Shandong Luneng) £260,000 per week £13.5m per year

8) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) £260,000 per week £13.5m per year

10) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) £250,000 per week £13m per year

11) Yaya Toure (Man City) £240,000 per week

11) Sergio Aguero (Man City) £240,000 per week

13) Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG, on loan at Al Ahli Dubai) £227, 000 per week

14) David Silva (Man City)  £210,000 per week**

15) Luis Suarez (Barcelona) £205,000 per week**
 

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