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Football is one of the most paying careers abroad at the moment, the sport attracts a number of supporters across the globe. Top leagues have seen many fans converge in large numbers in the stadium in order to support their teams.However,what players take home as monthly income or weekly wages is what took my attention. Unlike other professions, Football has compensation terms and conditions as contained in contract agreements.
Speaking about contractual terms,I will be looking at Kenyan international striker Michael Olunga. The forward has a contract valid until 30th June 2023 at his current club Al Duhail SC. However,there are no reports of him renewing his contract, that means Olunga will be a free agent and could join any club of his choice. That said,I have gathered information on one of the most interested clubs,we know how good Michael Olunga has been in Qatar for the past three years he has been at the club. The forward has collected two consecutive golden boot awards.
According to trusted reports reaching my desk at the moment, Michael has attracted an interest from Brazilian side CS Corinthians. The South American club has begun the season on a wrong foot and urgently needs fire power.According the reports, the side has identified the 29 year old Kenyan to help them rediscover their form ahead of the current campaign.Michael Olunga will be a free agent in June,he has been attracting interests from Turkish side Galatasray FC.
However, Corinthians have tabled a whopping 55.4 million monthly salary for Michael Olunga if he decides to join them.If Michael Olunga decides to join them,he will become the highest paid Kenyan player at the moment. With Wanyama currently taking home a mouthwatering 20 million Kenyan shillings effectively from 2023 January after he renewed his contract with Montreal Impact, Olunga could overtake the 31 year old former Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder.
It remains to be seen whether Michael Olunga will accept to join the Brazilian side,according to pulse Kenya,Michael Olunga has also opened talks with Galatasray in a bid to see if he could join the European team, however,the latest temptations from Corinthians is something that could give the Kenyan something to think about. Olunga is known for making tough decisions both financially and Football wise.During one of the interviews after joining Al Duhail SC some years back,the Kenyan stated clearly some of the reasons why he chose to join the Qatar professional league side.According to him,the salary and signing on fee was something good for him,at the same time he was assured of regular playing time.For him,this are the factors to consider before joining any club interested in his services.
Whether Michael Olunga decides to join Corinthians FC is something we shall confirm as time goes by,at the moment the Kenyan is globe trotting Europe during his holiday as he was seen in Madrid while on a vacation. We wish him all the best in his endeavours.
On the other hand,former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama decided to renew his contract with Montreal Impact in a move that saw him pen a new deal worthy two years.However,the midfielder had to reduce his salary from around 35 million Kenyan shillings to 20 million Kenyan shillings, according to trusted reports, Wanyama reduced his salary with more than 14 million Kenyan shillings. He had initially announced that he was departing Montreal Impact before he reached an agreement to continue with the side in December 2022.The midfielder will now stay with the side for the next two years.At the age of 31 years,Wanyama is still enjoying some playing time with Montreal Impact.Whether he continues to play until he reaches his peak remains dependent on his body response. Just like the likes of Luka Modric who is still playing for Real Madrid at the age of 37 years and Ronaldo still playing at the age of 39 years at Al Nasri in Saudi Arabia.
The two Kenyan football players,Michael Olunga and Victor Wanyama have really succeeded in their various destinations. It is for this reason that they are the most followed Kenyan football players at the moment. What is your take on Kenyan football player's careers?do you think they are worthy talking about?are they really talked about enough?Let me hear your thoughts on the huge salaries of the two football linchpins in the country on the comments section below. For more news updates tap on the follow link on the top right corner if you haven't done so to receive more news.
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