Cape Town - West Ham United's on-loan Cameroon midfielder Alex Song is the highest ever paid player for the London club.
The Express report that Cameroon midfielder Alex Song cost West Ham United £3 million for his season long loan from Barcelona.
West Ham also had to dig deep into their pockets to fund his stay with the British newspaper reporting that Song earns a club record £140,000-a-week.
The London club were forced to match the wages that Song was on at Barcelona but the expensive deal is paying dividends so far this season as the Cameroon international continues to shine on his return to the English Premiership.
Manager Sam Allardyce may have to sell several fringe players if he wants to make a permanent move for Song at the end of the season.
West Ham United will need Song to be at his very best as the side travel to Goodison Park on Saturday when the English Premiership returns after the international break. Kick-off is scheduled for 17:00.