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Top Earning Nigerian Footballers In Europe by Debstegab100(m): 8:47pm On Sep 16
The highest-earning Nigerian footballers are:

1. Odion Ighalo (Manchester United): £125K a week
Recently, Ighalo transferred to Manchester United on loan from the Chinese Super League side Shangai Shenshua, becoming the first-ever Nigerian to play for Manchester United. Since his transfer, he has become a fan favorite with the EPL side, netting a total of 5 goals in 17 games for Manchester United so far. His weekly wages of £125K make him the highest-earning Nigerian footballer in Europe.

2. Victor Osimhen (Napoli): £96K a week
Just last month, the 21-year-old Nigerian football star, Victor Osimhen transferred to the Italian Serie-A side, Napoli. This is one of the most expensive African footballer transfers in European football.

Football Transfer news analyst, Fabrizio Romano
announced that Osimhen would join Napoli from Lille, for the tune of €50 million+ add-ons to Lille, and he would sign a contract with the Naples side. This would keep him in Italy until 2025.

Osimhen is also expected to earn €5 million Euros a year (an average of £96K per week) in wages, image rights and bonuses which would make him the second highest-earning Nigerian footballer in Europe.

This is a deserved fee for him after scoring 13 goals in 27 league games for Lille in the 2019/20 season.

3. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City): £75K a week
The 23-year-old defensive midfielder joined the EPL side for a £17 million deal from Belgian club Genk and has become one of the most solid and well known defensive midfielders in European Football.

He has represented the Super eagles 36 times and may top the list one day as he attracts interest from bigger clubs in Europe.

4. Victor Moses ( Chelsea): £75K a week
The 29-year-old shares a spot with Wilfred Ndidi. He joined Chelsea in 2012 after he was signed from Wigan Atheltic. He is one of the few Nigerian footballers to win both the Premier League and a European title.

5. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City): £60K a week
The FIFA Under-17 World Cup winner with Nigeria comes in 4th. He also won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball, which attracted the attention of Manchester City.

He made his league debut for Manchester City in the 2015-16 season and was sold 2 years later for £25m million to Leicester City. This made him the most expensive transfer of a Nigerian Footballer then, record that was broken two years later by Alex Iwobi’s fee during his transfer to Everton.

6. Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr FC): £60k a week
Ahmed Musa is a very popular Nigerian professional footballer and of of Nigeria’s best forwards of all time.

He scored 2 winning goals against Iceland at the FIFA world cup in 2018 and has featured for the Nigerian National team many times in multiple competitons.

Musa is also one of the highest-paid Nigerian footballers after his multimillion-dollar move from Leicester City FC to a Saudi Football side, Al-Nassr FC in 2018. He also earns an average of £60,000 from his new football club.

7. Alex Iwobi (Everton): £50K a week
24-year-old Alex Iwobi comes in 5 place. He is a cousin to one of Nigeria’s greatest players of all time, Jay Jay Okocha. Iwobi started his career with Arsenal, making his league debut in the 2015/16 season. He played a total of 100 league games for Arsenal and helped the North London club secure the 2017 FA Cup trophy.

In 2019, he was sold to Everton in a five-year deal worth up to £34 million, signing a £50K a week deal with the Northern English club.

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Re: Top Earning Nigerian Footballers In Europe by ipica: 9:35pm On Sep 16
Gareth Bale is on 600k per week. My real madrid is in trouble
Osimhen with the transfer fee that high shud have had higher wage
Re: Top Earning Nigerian Footballers In Europe by longetivity(m): 10:06pm On Sep 16
someone said chukwueze is earning 500 euros weekly, please is this true??
Re: Top Earning Nigerian Footballers In Europe by Debstegab100(m): 7:47am On Sep 17
£15,000 per week
Samuel Chukwueze earns £15,000 per week , £780,000 per year playing for Villarreal as a AM RL.
Samuel Chukwueze has earned a total of £967,200 over their career to date.

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