Nigerian footballers, over time, have continued to show how talented they are on the pitch, and it is only natural it shows in their income which is why we compiled a list of the highest-paid Nigerian footballers in Europe.
Compiling a list of the highest-paid Nigerian footballers in Europe is not about a show of wealth but an indication of how much Nigerian football has evolved and how well Nigerian footballers are being treated.
Football as a sport is a very lucrative business, and players often get huge bonuses and salaries for their talents. Nigerian footballers are not left out as well because we have key players who represent the nation at the club level in Europe and get well paid for it.
Although the league in Europe can be a major factor in determining how much a player might earn, some of the figures on this list show how well valued these players are.
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5. William Troost Ekong Watford FC
The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s defender and captain holds the number 5 spot on this list. He currently plays for the newly promoted premier league side Watford FC. Troost Ekong is reported to be earning the sum of 27,500 pounds per week at the English side and a total of 1.4 million pounds per year in Watford.
4. Alex Iwobi Everton FC
The Nigerian international who plays for Frank Lampard’s Everton earn 50,000 pounds per week and the total sum of 2.6 million pounds per year at his club side. However, it is speculated that Alex Iwobi took a pay cut from Arsenal to join Everton.
3. Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City FC
Senior man Kelz who currently plays for Leicester City, earns a staggering amount of 60,000 pounds per week. The estimate was finalized when Kelechi Iheanacho completed a move to Leicester City for an annual base salary of 3.1 million pounds.
2. Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City FC
The midfield maestro that currently plays his football for the foxes, Leicester City, earns a whopping amount of 75,000 pounds per week in England and a total of 3.9 million per annum at club level. Although this might be surprising and hard to believe, Ndidi actually earns more than some of his other players from different countries at his club.
1. Victor Osimhen Napoli
The Nigerian forward is the highest-paid Nigerian footballer in Europe. He earns a robust amount of 92,000 pounds per week and a total of 4.9 million per annum at the Italian side. He is the most expensive signing of Napoli so far and can’t stop banging in the goals in Italy.
You might wonder why key names like Emmanuel Dennis, Samuel Chukwueze and so on were omitted from the list, and this is because the details of their salary range have not been made known to the public.