Meet the Nigerian Highest Paid Footballer (with pictures)
Many Nigeria players have earned much in football, we have the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Mikel Obi, Emenike, Dan Amokachi and others. Today, we will b talking about the current highest paid Nigerian Footballer, which is no other than Odion Jude Ighalo.
Odion Jude Ighalo (born 16 June 1989) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United, on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.
Ighalo joined Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai for a reported £20 million, before moving onto Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. In January 2020, Ighalo returned to the Premier League, joining Manchester United on loan until the end of the 2019–20 season. 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 Manchester United so far. His weekly wages of £125K make him the highest-earning Nigerian footballer in Europe.
Ighalo made his debut for the Nigeria national team in March 2015 against Uganda. He represented the nation at the 2018 World Cup and was the highest goalscorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign. He eventually led Nigeria to a third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he finished in the competition's Team of the Tournament and was crowned top scorer.
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