With Mohamed Salah presently negotiating a new deal with Liverpool, Forbes has ranked him as the world’s fifth highest-paid footballer.
Mohamed Salah fifth highest paid footballer in the Forbes List
Salah’s representatives are in talks with the club about extending his contract, which is believed to involve a significant pay raise.
The Reds’ highest earner is currently the No. 11, with a basic weekly pay of approximately £200,000, but any new deal – which is expected to keep him at the club until 2025 – is expected to push him closer to £300,000.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Harvey Elliott, Caoimhin Kelleher, Nat Phillips, and Adrian having already signed new contracts with Liverpool, an extension for Salah may be the most crucial.
According to a survey by American business journal Forbes, the 29-year-old is already getting compensated as one of the greatest players in the world.
Salah is said to be the fifth highest-paid player in the world, according to information from clubs, agents, sponsors, and other football sources.
In 2021/22, he is expected to make £18.3 million in salaries and incentives, or about £350,000 per week, plus an additional £11.7 million in personal endorsements.
Salah has endorsement deals with Adidas, Pepsi, Vodafone, Uber, and Oppo, and has a combined following of 72.7 million on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Salah is still the lowest-paid player in a top 10 that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski, Andres Iniesta, Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale, and Eden Hazard in terms of salary and bonuses from Liverpool.
This will very certainly be used as leverage by his agents in negotiations for a better deal, especially because a player like Neymar is nowhere near as accomplished.
Liverpool’s major earners are generally offered highly incentivised contracts on the condition that they perform at a higher level, with incentives for goals, assists, appearances, and collective and individual honours.
Salah is likely to break into the club’s all-time top five goal scorers list even before his current contract expires in 2023, therefore an agreement between the two sides is hoped for.