odion ighalo remains nigerias highest paid player ahead of victor osimhen
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Odion Ighalo remains Nigeria’s highest-paid player ahead of Victor Osimhen

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On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is still Nigeria’s highest-paid football player despite the recent Victor Osimhen’s mega-deal transfer to Napoli.

Ighalo is being paid a massive £125,000 (N63,448,100) a week salary after he successfully extended his contract to stay at the Old Trafford until the end of January 2021.

The former Super Eagles striker joined the Red Devils on January 31 2020, from Shanghai Shenhua for an initial six months loan deal and further extended the deal to 2021.

He earns a whopping sum ahead of the current Super Eagles front youngster Victor Osimhen who will be earning £96,000 (N48,695,241) a week at his new club, Napoli.

Osimhen joined Napoli on 31 July 2020. The Serie A club announced the signing of Osimhen, for a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million.

The 21-year-old Osimhen is now the most expensive (highest signee) Nigerian player.

Below is top eight Nigerian most expensive players:

1. Victor Osimhen – Lille to Napoli- €70m

2. Alex Iwobi – Arsenal to Everton- £35m

3. Kelechi Iheanacho – Manchester City to Leicester City- £25m

4. Odion Ighalo – Watford to Changchun Yatai- €23.3m

5. Obi Mikel – Lyn Oslo to Chelsea – €20m

6. Ahmed Musa – CSKA to Leicester – €19.5m

7.Wilfred Ndidi – Genk to Leicester – €17.6m

8.Yakubu Aiyegbeni – Middlesbrough to Everton – €16.5m

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