22 year old Senegalese international football player, Keita Diao Baldé who trained at the Masia barcelonaise is currently the highest paid African Player in the French league as he earns 340,000 monthly (223, 25 million F CFA), a total of 4.8 million euros (2.6 billion CFA) yearly.
Diao Keita’s payment package was made public following a ranking by the newspaper “Les Echos”.
The 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.
More About Diao Keita Baldé
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.
Keita started his career with FC Barcelona’s youth academy. In 2010, Keita travelled with the Barcelona youth team to Qatar for a tournament, where he played a practical joke by placing an ice-cube in a teammate’s bed.
As a punishment, Barcelona sent the 15-year-old Keita on loan to satellite club UE Cornellà, despite Keita’s reputation as a future prospect for the first team. The loan meant Cornellà held the rights to a fraction of Keita’s playing rights. After a season in which he scored 47 goals for Cornellà’s youth side, Keita turned down the chance to return to Barcelona, attracting the interest of Real Madrid and Manchester United.
With focus and determination, Keita have been growing strong in his career despite challenges.
We Celebrate This Young African Star!