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Who is the highest paid French Ligue 1 African player?

The sports daily L'Equipe has just published the list of salaries for French Ligue 1 players. In sixth position, we find a Moroccan player who is the highest paid African in French football.

This Tuesday, the French sports daily L'Equipe published the ranking of the highest paid football players playing in the French Ligue 1. In sixth position, we find the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi playing for Paris Saint-Germain. The international was bought from Inter Milan last summer for the sum of 60 million euros. With four assists and three goals, the right side of PSG did not disappoint for his first season.

But unfortunately for the Moroccan, the elimination of PSG in the Champions League against Real Madrid tarnished the season, just as much as the elimination of the Coupe de France by OGC Nice. However, except surprise, the defender should remain one of the centerpieces of the Parisian workforce, despite the probable departure of Mbappé.

Salaries far from the Premier League

If Hakimi is still far from the salaries of the trio of Parisian stars – Neymar receives up to 4 million euros gross per month, Messi 3,4 million and Mbappé 2,22 million – the Moroccan defender earns 1,08 million euros. monthly euros. He is therefore the highest paid African player in France, ahead of Idrissa Gana Gueye, his teammate receiving about half of his emoluments. The Senegalese Abdou Diallo is hot on his compatriot's heels.

Salaries which may seem important, especially in view of the results of PSG this season, far from meeting the expectations of the Qatari shareholder of Paris Saint-Germain. But who are still far from the sums received by Africans in other European or even Asian championships.

Indeed, the Algerian of Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez, receives nearly 12 million euros, excluding bonuses, while Cédric Bakambu is the best African player in the world. The Congolese, who plays in the Chinese club Beijing Guoan, would earn nearly 18 million euros. At last, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who receives more than 11 million euros gross per season, could see his salary jump in the event of a contract extension with Liverpool.

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