Montréal Impact forward Didier Drogba accepted a pay cut to join MLS this late spring, as per the records released by the MLS Players Union on Tuesday
Montréal Impact forward Didier Drogba left Premier League side Chelsea for a relatively modest contract in the Major League Soccer.
Drogba is scheduled to make $1,666,668 as base salary and $2,166,668 in guaranteed compensation in 2015, as indicated by records released by the MLS Players Union on Tuesday.
Those figures – released as a part of an update of all salaries issued by the Players Union after the MLS program set deadline date on Sept. 15 – fall well short to top earners are Kaka ($6.66 million in base pay), in addition to Premier League colleagues Steven Gerrard ($6.2 million) and Frank Lampard ($6 million).
Drogba’s “pay punctuated the list of salaries released for players who arrived in the league after the previous update in July”.
Seattle Sounders splashed the money on Panama skipper Roman Torres ($438,000) and Paraguay forward Nelson Haedo Valdez ($960,000), while Real Salt Lake enticed Juan Manuel Martinez far from Boca Juniors by offering him the most astounding pay at the club ($710,000).
New York Red Bulls strengthened their side via landing Gonzalo Veron from San Lorenzo ($200,000) and fixed a deal move for ex-England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips ($116,004) to bring him to MLS.
MLS team operates inside of a salary spending plan of $3.49 million for the senior roster, yet that number is augmented by Designated Players spots, allocation money, as well as other different mechanisms planned to settle salary spending plan charges.