Football: Here is the highest paid African player in Ligue 1

The Senegalese Idrissa Gueye is the highest-paid African footballer in Ligue 1.

Idrissa Gueye ranks 17th among the highest-paid players in French Ligue 1, a recent publication in France Football magazine suggests. The 30-year-old player (Born September 26, 1989) earns 6 million euros gross annually, salary and bonuses put together. A 17th place that puts him at the top of the ranking of the best paid African players of the league.

In a club where competition is keen, Idrissa Gueye has managed to get a starting role. It took him a few months to become of utmost importance to the PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) midfield. He was able to convince his coach Thomas Tuchel thanks to his simple but very good game. The native of Dakar (Senegal) landed at the Qatari club, in the 2019 summer, for a transfer of 30 million euros, coming from Everton (England).

Myafricasinfos has found the list of the 20 highest-paid players in Ligue 1 this season (2019-2020) as published by that France Football:


1- Neymar, PSG : 48,9millions euros
2- Kilian Mbappé, PSG : 21,2millions euros
3- Edinson Cavani, PSG : 18,4millions euros
4- Marco Verati, PSG: 17millions euros 
5- Thiago Silva, PSG: 15,2millions euros
6- Marquinhos, PSG : 13,4millions euros
7- Angel Di Maria, PSG : 13,3millions euros 
8- Keylor Navas, PSG : 11millions euros
9- Wissiam Ben Yedder, Monaco : 8,4millions euros
10- Mauro Icardi, PSG: 8millions euros
11- Cesc Fabregas, Monaco: 8millions euros
12- Ander Herrera, PSG: 7,9millions euros
13- Julian Draxler, PSG: 7,7millions euros
14- Presnel Kimpembe, PSG: 7,5millions euros
15- Kevin Strootman, Marseille : 7,2millions euros
16- Dimitri Payet, Marseille : 6,8millions euros
17- Idrissa Gueye, PSG : 6millions euros 
18- Leandro Paredes, PSG: 6millions euros
19- Memphis Depay, Lyon: 5,5millions euros
20- Thilo Kherer, PSG: 5,5millions euros

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