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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)

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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