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Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by ackim: 3:20pm On Aug 09
Alex Iwobi has become the costliest Nigerian footballer in history, following his transfer deadline-day move from Arsenal to Everton.

Iwobi has agreed a five-year contract with Marco Silva’s men, in a deal worth €43million on Thursday.

The 23-year-old overtakes Super Eagles team-mate, Kelechi Iheanacho, who cost Leicester City 25million when he arrive from Manchester City.

The list features some of Nigeria’s present and past players, with names like Odion Ighalo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Austin Jay Jay Okocha.

Top 12 most expensive Nigerian players:

1. Alex Iwobi, Arsenal to Everton: €43million
2. Kelechi Iheanacho, Manchester City to Leicester City: €27.7million
3. Odion Ighalo, Watford to Changchun Yatai: €23.3million
4. John Obi Mikel, Lyn Oslo to Chelsea: €20million
5. Ahmed Musa, CSKA Moscow to Leicester: €19.5million
6. Wilfred Ndidi, RC Genk to Leicester: €17.6million
7. Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Middlesborough to Everton: €16.5million
8. Obafemi Martins, Inter Milan to Newcastle: €16million
9. Emmanuel Emenike, Spartak Moscow to Fenerbahce: €13million
10. Austin Okocha, Fenerbache to PSG: €12.4million
11. Victor Osimhen, Charleroi to OSC Lille: €12million
12. Victor Moses, Wigan to Chelsea:€11.5million


Source http://www.reportminds.com/2019/08/transfer-deadline-alex-iwobi-becomes.html

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by aaamos(m): 6:40pm On Aug 09
Wish you best of luck iwobi


Please don't be like kelechi

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Ivimilly: 6:41pm On Aug 09
Uncle and nephew on the list, God bless my family.

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Teeboi56: 6:41pm On Aug 09
Alright for d main time biko
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by papaput2(m): 6:41pm On Aug 09
Alex we know one day you will make us proud enjoy your too much money

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Eugosc1(m): 6:41pm On Aug 09
okay

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by ogaontop(m): 6:41pm On Aug 09
It's not just being the costliest Nigerian player, he should also live up to his expectations!

Congrats to him

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Goldenovas: 6:41pm On Aug 09
he try wink
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Abalado: 6:41pm On Aug 09
Big lies,,,,,, do u know how much they sold me to Man city in 1900?

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by kofo01: 6:41pm On Aug 09
Ftc
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by natanyin: 6:41pm On Aug 09
Good move!!!

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by AmChristy(f): 6:42pm On Aug 09
Nice one
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by janeobasi24: 6:42pm On Aug 09
Ftc!!!
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by NoBetterNigeria: 6:42pm On Aug 09
Change is constant, before you know it someone else will be the most expensive. Nice move Iwobi... now left for you to upgrade your game.
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by adecz: 6:42pm On Aug 09
cool cool


A section of the country will be
complaining that, why are majority of
the names Igbo?

Just as they complained about
the Golden Eagles at Nations Cup.

They want quota system in every thing.

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Deepfeel(m): 6:42pm On Aug 09
Some day chukwueze will top that amount twice

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Iamgrey5(m): 6:42pm On Aug 09
He is not better than most players on that list tho, but he can improve.

Needless to say, the 20 million payed for Mikel in the early 2000s was a lot for an African player in those days, not to talk of a midfielder.

A good striker in those days could go for 10million pounds and good defenders then were not more than 15 million.

I remember when Andy Karel's 35 million pounds price tag at Liverpool about 9 years ago felt like a lot.

Decent strikers these days cost about 30million to 80 million, while defenders now cost up to 80 million pounds.

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Bsmartt(m): 6:42pm On Aug 09
Now we can evaluate him
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Sylraph1: 6:42pm On Aug 09
I wish him success

Cant wait for man utd to finish 6th again grin
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Lordjb: 6:42pm On Aug 09
Nice one
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by MrCounselor: 6:43pm On Aug 09
ok o
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Lanre4uonly(m): 6:43pm On Aug 09
Ok. All the best Alex.
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Ayoslimzy(m): 6:43pm On Aug 09
Nice
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by ofiko123(m): 6:44pm On Aug 09
Congratulations to Alex iwobi as he becomes the most expensive Nigerian football player...

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Sicilyjoe: 6:44pm On Aug 09
Na okocha own past all of them, check the exchange rates as that time okocha cost 12m up to 20yrs ago

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by NwaNimo1(m): 6:45pm On Aug 09
Shocking
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by hacunamatata: 6:47pm On Aug 09
IGBO AMAKA

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by NwaNimo1(m): 6:48pm On Aug 09
Obafemi Martin's no make the list self....
Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by pavoda: 6:48pm On Aug 09
Everton has been a good club for Nigerian Players, I hope Iwobi is able to reach his potential here,at a club that will really inspire his confidence. Arsenal is too toxic for youth talent!

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Sylraph1: 6:49pm On Aug 09
hacunamatata:
IGBO AMAKA
STFU..TRIBALIST angry

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Re: Alex Iwobi Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Footballer Ever by Mufasa27(m): 6:49pm On Aug 09
Sicilyjoe:
Na okocha own past all of them, check the exchange rates as that time okocha cost 12m up to 20yrs ago
Bullshit!!

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