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Victor Osimhen Named As Highest-Paid Player

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Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen, is the highest-paid footballer in Serie A with his recent Napoli contract and bonuses seeing him rise above Juventus forward in the Italian topflight earnings chart.

 

Osimhen, who joined Napoli from Lille in 2020, signed a new contract in December that earns him a monthly salary of £1.29m, almost doubling his previous earnings.

 

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, is the best-paid player with an eye watering monthly take home of £5.15 million.

 

Osimhen’s new salary was a reward for his performance in the 2022/23 season where he inspired Napoli to a first Serie A title in 33 years and he also capped it off with the league topscorer award after scoring 26 league goals.

 

Napoli reportedly refused an offer of more than €200m for Osimhen from a team in Saudi Arabia last summer. The 25-year-old was signed from Lille in 2020 for a fee of around €75m and the Nigeria international has gone on to establish himself as one of the most exciting strikers in the world.

 

But who are the top earners in each of Europe’s top five leagues? PUNCH Sports Extra has taken a deep dive into the figures to find that out. All figures presented are taken from Capology (salary website on each player in the world)

 

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is the highest earner in the Premier League earning a £400,000 weekly wage while in La Liga, Frenkie De Jong tops with a £615,682 wage.

 

Just arriving in the Bayern this summer, Harry Kane is the highest earner in the German topflight with a wage of £410,455 per week. Osimhen is the highest earner in Serie A with £253,005 per week while Mbappe is the highest earner in the French Ligue 1 and also in Europe’s top five leagues with a £1,182,110 weekly wage.

 

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