Joseph Okumu, the Kenyan center-back, made a career-altering move to Stade de Reims in France from Belgian KAA Gent, significantly boosting his income. This transfer saw his earnings soar to twice what he earned annually in Belgium.
Joseph Okumu, 26-year-old Kenyan international center-back, currently holds a contract with the Stade de Reims in Ligue until June 30, 2028. His gross salary stands at an impressive €5,000,000 annually. For the 2023-2024 season, Okumu is set to pocket a substantial €1,000,000, equating to €19,231 per week.
The Kenyan international experienced a significant financial upswing with his move to Stade de Reims. His estimated salary at KAA Gent was around €100,000 per year, a far cry from his current earnings in France.
Although Transfermarkt.com estimates Joseph Okumu’s transfer market value at €4 million, Stade de Reims reportedly paid KAA Gent approximately €12 million to secure his services during the summer transfer window.
For the 2023-2024 season, Stade de Reims boasts a total gross salary expenditure of €15,280,000, which translates to €293,846 per week. Notably, the highest-paid player at Reims is Danish forward Mohamed Daramy, with a gross annual salary of €1,500,000 or €28,846 per week.
Joseph Okumu’s journey to Stade de Reims has not only enhanced his career prospects but has also significantly elevated his financial standing in his career. As he continues to excel in Ligue 1, the Kenyan center-back’s impact on the pitch and in his bank account is undeniable.