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Kelechi Iheanacho is highest paid Nigerian in Premier League

Kelechi Iheanacho is highest paid Nigerian in Premier League

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 2011.

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

John Mikel Obi earns £75,000 per week at Chelsea

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

Victor Moses is third on the list with a weekly pay of £50,000

Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo earns $25,000 per-week at Watford

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

Kenneth Omeruo says he's hoping for a Chelsea return

Kenneth Omeruo rounds out the top five with a weekly pay of £15,000.

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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