If you are asked, one of these days, to name the highest paying African player in Ligue 1, do not go around in circles, just say Diao Keita Baldé. The player trained at the Masia barcelonaise, earns 340,000 monthly (223, 25 million F CFA), a total of 4.8 million euros (2.6 billion CFA) year. This was made public following a ranking by the newspaper “Les Echos”.
The 22-year-old Senegalese striker benefits from a major advantage: foreigners living in the Principality of France are not taxed on income because they benefit from the Monegasque tax exemption. In other words, he does not pay tax on his income as it does in other countries.
Born March 8, 1995 in Arbúcies, Baldé is a Senegalese international football player, playing for AS Monaco. With a contract signed in 2014 in Lazio Rome, the young player has achieved a feat that earned him flowers. On April 23, 2017, Keita scored a hat-trick in five minutes against US Palermo (6-2). Only after he landed at AS Monaco in 2017 for 5 years. He has already played in the national team at qualifying matches for the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon.