Top ten highest paid players in world football: former Sunderland striker prepares to sign £227,000 a week deal

According to the Daily Mirror, former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is close to agreeing a deal to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. Should he sign, the Mirror suggest he will earn a staggering £227,000 a week, which would make him the eighth highest earning footballer in the world.

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Here is the current top ten, as reported by the Mirror:



10. Luis Suarez (£205,000 a week)

Although he failed to score in his first five games for Barcelona, the 28-year-old proved to be a fantastic signing following his £75m move from Liverpool (via Mirror). He scored 16 times in La Liga, and added another 14 assists in the top flight as Barca won the league and domestic cup double. He would add seven goals in just ten Champions League games, including what would prove to be the crucial goal in the final victory against Juventus.

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9. Yaya Toure (£210,000 a week)

The Manchester City talisman may not have enjoyed his best season since his move to the Etihad five years ago, but he remains an integral part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans. He has scored in both their successful cup finals since his arrival at Eastlands, with his goal in the 2011 FA Cup final proving to be only strike during their victory over Stoke City.

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