Many top Nigerian players get paid quite high right now many Nigerian players are on the list of highest paid players in Africa.
We have seen some interesting transfer deals within the last 24 months.
1. Odion Ighalo – £190,000
Odion Ighalo is now ranked as the current highest paid footballer in Nigeria. He earns £190,000 per week. He plays as a striker for the national team and also for Changchun Yatai.
2. Obi Mikel – £140,000
Midfielder, Mikel Obi is second earner on the list of highest paid Nigerian footballers in the Chinese league with a weekly salary of £140,000 at his current club, Tianjin TEDA.
3. Obafemi Martins – £95,000
He is another top player that has played for many clubs in Europe and even in China. He played as a striker for the national team and plays for Chinese football club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. Martins earns £95,000 weekly.
4. Kelechi Iheanacho – £75,000
Iheanacho was formerly leading as the top earner in Europe until Ighalo took over. Although he is listed among the Nigerian professional footballers who play in the English premier league.
He earns £75,000 weekly at Leicester City after a transfer from Manchester City.
5. Victor Moses – £75,000
Used as a wing back in Chelsea, Victor Moses can operate as a winger and is also among Nigeria football stars to earn big salary in England. He earns £75,000 weekly.
6. Ahmed Musa – £60,000
Musa became fans favourite when he scored two goals against Iceland in the world cup 2018. This made him the undisputed Nigerian football star of the worldcup.
Ahmed Musa is paid £60,000 weekly as his salary in CSKA Moscow where he plays as a left winger for the Russian club.
7. Wilfred Ndidi – £50,000
Ndidi plays as a holding midfielder for Leicester City in the EPL. He is an outstanding Nigerian football star that earns £50,000 at his club.