The number of Nigerian players playing for big European clubs keeps increasing and their checks also seem to be getting fat.
Here is a list of the highest paid Nigerian players in the world.
1. Obafemi Martins – £100,000 ($125,000) weekly
Obafemi martins’ move to Chinese super league side, Shanghai Shenhua saw his income double from what he was earning at the Seattle Sounders of the MLS. This makes him the highest earning Nigerian player.
2. Kelechi Iheanacho – £85,000 ($106,000) weekly
Kelechi Iheanacho is now the highest earning Nigerian footballer in England and Europe after signing a new contract with Manchester City which will see him pocket over $100,000 weekly in wages.
3. Mikel Obi – £75,000 ($94,000) weekly
Mikel Obi moves from second position to third, losing it to his fellow Nigerian, Kelechi. He remains one of the highest paid Nigerian players in the world with a weekly salary of $94,000 weekly.
4. Ahmed Musa – £60,000 ($75,000)
Ahmed Musa has made a big move to the premiership where the demand is very high. The higher the demand, the higher the salary. Musa currently earns almost $100, 000 every other week.
5. Victor Moses – £50,000 ($63,000) weekly
Victor Moses has improved in his form for Chelsea, so has his salary increased. He earns about $63,000 weekly making him the third highest earning Nigerian player in Europe.
6. Emmanuel Emenike – £45,000 ($56,000)
Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike works very hard for his club and his reward is evident in his take home salary of $56, 000.
7. Alex Iwobi – £30,000 ($38,000) weekly
The young starlet and super Eagles player, Alex Iwobi goes home with $38,000 weekly in wages. We see his salary experiencing an upward surge in the coming seasons.
8. Odion Ighalo – £30,000 ($38,000) weekly
Odion Ighalo joined the list of Nigerian players who go home with a fat check. Since joining Watford FC in 2014, he has seen an upward surge in his salary. He currently earns about $38,000 on a weekly basis.