Brazilian giants tempt Michael Olunga with Ksh55.4 million salary

© Michael Olunga

STARS ABROAD Brazilian giants tempt Michael Olunga with Ksh55.4 million salary

Imran Otieno 17:56 - 23.05.2023

The forward can join the club on a free transfer in the off-season transfer window.

With Michael Olunga’s current contract set to expire on Friday 30th June, Brazilian heavyweights SC Corinthians have dangled a carrot of Ksh55,443,000 worth of annual wages to tempt him from Qatari outfit Al Duhail.

There have been increased speculations on the 29-year-old’s future as he has been linked with a number of clubs recently including Turkish giants Galatasaray who reportedly opening talks ahead of a possible move to the Super Lig.

Olunga has been in imperious form in the last two seasons which has seen him clinch back-to-back Qatari Stars League (QSL) Golden Boot gongs including the AFC Champions League Golden Boot in the 2021-2022 season.

According to Eusoutimao, Olunga could be on his way to Brazil should he accept a windfall of Ksh57.4 million monthly wages from Corinthians.

“With his current contract valid until June 30, 2023, in the Stars League, Olunga would be willing to transfer to Corinthians if the salary proposal of 2 million reais is accepted.

“This value is considered high by the standards of Brazilian football but the Sao Paulo club would be analyzing the possibility of bringing the player to reinforce its attack,” read Eusoutimao’s article.

The salary is considerably lower than what he currently earns at Al Duhail with reports indicating that he takes home Ksh80 million at the Qatari club.

Brazil looks like an unlikely destination for Olunga considering the wages which will put him as the second highest-paid player in the league after Palmeiras midfielder Dudu who earns 2.1 million reais.

The seven-time Brazilian champions have identified Olunga as the perfect player to lead their forward line following a disastrous start to the season that has left them in relegation places after seven matches.

“Corinthians sees in Olunga a potential strong reinforcement, capable of adding quality and finishing power to the team.

“If negotiations go through, the Kenyan player will join the Corinthians squad and will seek to contribute with goals and help the club achieve its goal in the competitions in which it is involved,” read part of the article.

Olunga is currently on a holiday tour across Europe having been to Madrid and Milan in the past week.