Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City forward is highest paid Nigerian in Premier League

List of highest earning Nigerian players in the Premier League.

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Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho is the highest earning Nigerian in the Premier League (Eamonn and James Clarke)
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Following his new contract extension for Manchester City, forward Kelechi Iheanacho has become the highest paid Nigerian in the Premier League.

Iheanacho recently signed a new two-year contract extension which will keep him at City until 2021.

According to African Football, his new contract guarantees him a weekly wage of £85,000 which is the highest for any Nigerian player.

This new wage takes him above Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi who earns £75, 000 weekly at Stamford Bridge.

John Obi Mikel play John Mikel Obi earns £75,000 per week at Chelsea (Chelsea FC via Getty Images )


Victor Moses is third on the list with an earning of £50,000 per-week at Chelsea while Odion Ighalo is fourth on $25,000.

Victor Moses play Victor Moses is third on the list with a weekly pay of £50,000 (BPI/Joe Toth)

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Odion Ighalo play Odion Ighalo earns $25,000 per-week at Watford (Action Images via Reuters / Peter Nicholls)


Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo rounds up the top five with a weekly salary of  £15,000.

Kenneth Omeruo is hoping to make the main Chelsea team list and have a stable playing time at the club play Kenneth Omeruo rounds out the top five with a weekly pay of £15,000. (Getty Images)


Highest earning Nigerian players in the Premier League.

1. Kelechi Iheanacho: £85, 000
2. John Mikel Obi      :£75, 000
3. Victor Moses        : £50, 000
4. Odion Ighalo        : £25, 000
5. Kenneth Omeruo : £15, 000

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