Sulley Muntari sealed his ?6.4m move to Al Ittihad on Tuesday in Jeddah
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has joined his compatriot Asamoah Gyan in the league of highest paid footballers in the world after sealing the bumper move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The former AC Milan ace will earn about ?6.4m annually following his decision to leave the Italian giants to join the mega-rich Saudi side in a mouth-watering lucrative deal, Ghana?s leading football news outfit can confirm.
However, Muntari won?t be able to catch up on Asamoah Gyan who is Africa highest earning footballer with his ?227,000 per week deal with Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG while the latter will earn about ?123,000 per week.
This will make Muntari Ghana?s second highest earning footballer while Gyan is by far sitting pretty at the top of the list with nearly twice of what Muntari will earn at the Saudi side.
Muntari is will earn ?6.4m in 2015-16 following his move to Al Ittihad.
Gyan remains Africa?s highest paid footballer eclipsing the likes of Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto?o.
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is the 8th highest paid player in the world
The 30-year-old spent most of last season on the Rossoneri bench and as such, the details of his lucrative contract with the Jeddah-based side, have raised many an eyebrow throughout Italy.
The Ghanaian will earn ?5m per season having signed a two-year contract with Al Ittihad, but is also owed a further ?1.4m from AC Milan following the termination of his contract.
By earning this amount next season, the fiery midfielder will become one of the world?s highest paid footballers, earning more than Carlos Tevez did with Juventus in 2014-15, and almost as much as Chelsea star and the Premier League?s player of the year, Eden Hazard.
Muntari, who began his professional career with Udinese, made 261 appearances in Serie A.
Watch video of Muntari talking about his move to Al Ittihad below: