(7), John obi Mikel
net worth $15 million
In 2005 both Manchester united and Chelsea announce the signing of 18-year-old Mikel in what would become a protracted transfer saga It was settled in 2006 with Chelsea paying lyn also 4 million,
While Manchester united E12 million without the player ever having played for them.
The Nigerian has achieved great success at Chelsea winning the premier league and champions league amongst other, and reportedly earns $5 million a year.
(6) Kolo toure
net worth $18 million
toure has played for for three of England’s biggest clubs in the form of arsenal, Manchester city, and Liverpool.
He also has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Adidas, and he has become an integral player for the cote d ivory national team and is one half of footballs highest paid siblings
(5), Michael Essen
net worth $25 million
Essen is Africans most expensive footballer at all time after his E24.4 million move from lyon to Chelsea. He has received multiple nomination for world player of the year as well as African player of the year in recognition of his status as one of Africans best player ever.
After 8 years at Chelsea, Essen signed for ac million in January 2014 to receive more first team football.