FULL LIST: Asamoah Gyan to be world’s 8th highest paid footballer; Displaces Suarez out of Top 10

Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is set to become one of the highest paid players in world football.
The 29-year-old Ghanaian, who spent just one full season in the Premier League on the back of the 2010 World Cup, is on the brink of signing with Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, who are managed by ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.
The deal will see him earn $350,000-a-week (£227,000), a weekly amount only bettered by a handful of the planet’s best players.
Gyan already earns $250,000-a-week at current side Al Ain, but where will his new deal place him alongside the sport’s top earners?

10. Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona
Reported salary: £205,000-a-week

Barcelona supporters already adore him, and it’s easy to understand why.
He was hugely influential in the Barca’s treble triumph last season and has so far been worth every penny of the £75m Barca paid Liverpool for him last summer.