Black Stars’ highest-paid players: Who makes the most?

Black Stars’ highest-paid players: Who makes the most?
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The Black Stars of Ghana are one of the biggest African exports of talent to European football, with a host of Ghanaian players currently plying their trade in top leagues all around Europe.

As a result, Ghana boast one of the strongest squads in African football and are on course to book their place in next year's Africa Cup of Nations, although the Black Stars still have work to do in their final qualifying fixture against the Central African Republic.

Ghana currently sit top of Group E with nine points from five matches, one point clear of nearest challengers Angola and two clear of tomorrow's opponents CAR.

Head coach Chris Hughton has named a 25-man squad for the clash in Kumasi as his side set out to get the job done on home turf.

Here, we take a look at some of the highest-paid players in the current Ghana squad and their impressive salaries:

Inaki Williams leads the way for the Black Stars

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In the absence of Arsenal's Thomas Partey, who pockets a weekly sum of £200,000, Inaki Williams is the current highest earner in Ghana's most recent squad with a weekly wage of £188,607.

Williams only just switched his international allegiance from Ghana to Spain in September 2022, after which he led the line for the Black Stars in the 2022 World Cup, albeit failing to find the back of the net.

Amid rumours of a move to Manchester United in 2019, Williams put pen to paper on a nine-year deal with Atletico Bilbao and has been the club's most-paid player ever since.

The 29-year-old has proven to be a loyal servant for his current employers, having featured in a whopping 251 consecutive league matches, which remains a La Liga record.

Mohammed Kudus

Mohammed Kudus recently completed a move from Eredivisie giants Ajax to Conference League champions West Ham United, which saw his weekly pay skyrocket from just over £21,000 to £90,000.

The attacking midfielder made a brief cameo in West Ham's 2-1 win over Luton Town last Friday as David Moyes' men made it three victories in a row.

Kudus will be targeting a full debut for his new side after the international break, but in the meantime, he is largely expected to start for the Black Stars against CAR tomorrow, having established himself as a key player.

Abdul Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman's move to Chelsea back in 2015 was supposed to be the start of something big for the defender, but it's safe to say that things did not go as planned.

After several loan spells across different countries, Baba Rahman was signed on a free transfer by Greek outfit PAOK during the recently concluded summer window.

The 29-year-old earns £85,962 on a weekly basis and will do so until 2026, having signed a three-year deal with his new employers.

Alexander Djiku

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Like Baba Rahman and Kudus, Djiku was also on the move last summer as he departed Ligue 1 side Strasbourg for Fenerbahce.

Djiku has won all eight of his matches for Fenerbahce across all competitions and is proving to be a bargain for the Turkish heavyweights so far.

The defender is currently pocketing a weekly wage of £33,164, which leaves him fourth among all Black Stars.

Antoine Semenyo

Antoine Semenyo arrived at Bournemouth from Bristol City back in January and struggled to make an early mark at the Vitality Stadium.

However, the 23-year-old has fought his way back into first-team contention of late, starting three of his side's four Premier League games this term.

With a weekly pay of £20,000, Semenyo is at the lower echelon of Bournemouth's wage ladder but still cracks the top five for current Black Stars squad members.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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