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Thomas Partey Adjudged Highest Paid African Player in the EPL Ahead of Mo Salah, Aubameyang and Mane

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Black Stars midfielder and vice-captain Thomas Partey has been adjudged as the highest-earning African player in the English Premier League.

Partey, who just signed a new deal with Arsenal, makes more money than established Premier League African stars such as Mohammed Salah and Sadio Made of Liverpool and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal.

In fact, Partey’s new weekly wage of £260,000 is the 6th highest salary of any footballer in the Premier League.

The football website GiveMeSports recently compiled a list of the highest-paid Premier League players.

Full list below…

20. Timo Werner | Chelsea | £179,000-per-week

19. Roberto Firmino | Liverpool | £180,000-per-week

18. Alexandre Lacazette | Arsenal | £182,051-per-week

17. Ben Chilwell | Chelsea | £190,000-per-week

16. Willian | Arsenal | £192,308-per-week

=12. Tanguy Ndombele | Tottenham | £200,000-per-week

=12. Harry Kane | Tottenham | £200,000-per-week

=12. Marcus Rashford | Man United | £200,000-per-week

=12. Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | £200,000-per-week

11. Edinson Cavani | Man United | £210,000-per-week

10. Gareth Bale | Tottenham | £220,000-per-week

9. Sergio Aguero | Man City | £230,135-per-week

8. Anthony Martial | Man United | £250,000-per-week

7. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang | Arsenal | £250,000-per-week

6. Thomas Partey | Arsenal | £260,000-per-week

5. Mesut Ozil | Arsenal | £268,750-per-week

4. Paul Pogba | Man United | £290,000-per-week

3. Raheem Sterling | Man City | £300,000-per-week

2. Kevin De Bruyne | Man City | £320,833-per-week

1. David de Gea | Man United | £375,000-per-week

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Jordan Ayew Returns To Training After Covid-19

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Ghanaian international and Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew has bounced back in grand style weeks after testing positive for covid-19.

The Ghana forward tested positive for the novel days after returning to his club (Crystal Palace) following the international break with the Black Stars.

Jordan had been out on quarantine for a few days but after testing negative for the virus, the striker is back in training with his teammates.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson made the announcement at a presser for this weekend’s game and further stated that Jordan is in contention for a place in the starting team for the game against Wolves.

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Bartomeu finally resigns as Barcelona president

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned, with the entire board also stepping down from their posts.

Bartomeu’s decision comes after several months of criticism in the wake of Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League elimination to Bayern Munich, as well as Lionel Messi’s shock request to leave the club shortly after.

Although the club was able to keep hold of Messi, with the longtime Barca star staying to avoid having to take the club to court, Bartomeu’s position has been under scrutiny for months.

The president had been due to officially end his tenure next year, with elections called for March, but the club’s members called for a vote of no confidence in an effort to get Bartomeu out immediately.

A total of 20,687 votes were gathered for the motion against Bartomeu, passing the threshold of 16,250 signatures required for the vote to go ahead.

The Barca board repeatedly tried to postpone the vote but, on Monday, local authorities rejected the club’s push to delay the proceedings.

As a result, the vote was set to go ahead in the coming weeks, but will no longer be necessary as Bartomeu and the board have stepped down.

Bartomeu originally joined Barca during Joan Laporta’s presidency and ascended to that role himself in January 2014.

He replaced Sandro Rosell, becoming the 40th President of Barcelona as he signed on to complete the rest of Rosell’s tenure following his resignation.

During his time in charge, Barca won La Liga four times as well as the 2014-15 Champions League, but his time in charge will largely be defined by the club’s failings in his final seasons.

Having struggled to find value in the transfer market since Neymar’s departure to join Paris Saint-Germain, Barca finished the 2019-20 season trophyless.

Their 8-2 loss to Bayern only furthered unrest, with Messi’s request to leave proving the final straw for the president.

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FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for coronavirus

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FIFA president, Gianni Infantino is reported to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The leader of the global football governing body is said to have shown mild symptoms pertaining to the virus.

The 50-year-old soccer governor is currently observing self-isolation and will be in quarantine for at least 10 days, according to a report released by FIFA.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The FIFA President, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.

“All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps.

“FIFA sincerely wishes President Infantino a speedy recovery.”

 

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