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Nigeria's Top Three Highest-Paid Players In Europe

Nigeria's everlasting successes in the game of football have been noted by the international market, as the country has continued to produce outstanding players such as Henry Onyekuru and Kelechi Nwakali, to name a few.

Nigeria's track record in the game has become a household name across Africa.

While the generation of Nwankwo Kanu and Austin Jay-Jay Okocha is long gone, the current stars in Europe are gaining ground. And, as the game has become more lucrative than ever, certain players have emerged as the highest earners among Nigerian players abroad.

Here are the three top Nigerian earners in Europe.


Following his move to Serie A table-toppers SSC Napoli, the youngster has advanced through the ranks.

He joined the club for a club record sum of over 50 million pounds, plus a bonus from Lille LOSC in France.

He's been a fantastic performer for both club and country, and barring injury, his stock should continue to improve as he holds the No. 9 shirt for both club and country.

Playing for a side like Napoli and Nigeria is no easy task, and securing a first team shirt on both teams is confirmation of his talent, so we're looking forward to seeing more of Osimhen as the season progresses.


Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo has risen to become one of the country's highest-paid footballers in Europe.

He rose to this position as a result of his transfer to Manchester United, where he was expected to get a large sum of money.

He has, however, returned to the Asian side (Saudi club) Al Shabab after his loan at the club expired.


Following his January 2017 transfer from RC Genk, the Nigerian midfielder has established himself as a regular at Leicester City.

Wilfred Ndidi has benefited greatly from his move to the EPL, as his profile has been rising in recent years.

At the King Power Stadium, he makes a good living.

He's one of Nigerian football's great names, and it's no secret that he's made a name for himself based on the money he earns.

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