The new Napoli marque signing Victor Osimhen is trailing behind the Manchester United striker in the latest report of top Nigeria”s earning footballers recently published.
This comes as a surprise as Osimhen move from Lille to Napoli last week earned him the bragging right as Africa’s most expensive footballer.
Ighalo is on £125,000-a week (about N63.3million) at Old Trafford where he just signed a loan extension after the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown.
Osimhen will be earning £96,000-a-week (about N48.6million), just a little bit above half of Ighalo’s take home.
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City comes third on the wage chat with a £75,000-a-week (about N40million) take home.
Below is the list of top 6 earning Nigerian footballers
1. Odion Ighalo (Manchester United): £125,000-a week (about N63.3million)
2. Victor Osimhen (Napoli): £96,000-a-week (about N48.6million
3. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City): £75,000-a-week (about N40million)
4. Victor Moses (Chelsea): £75,000-a -week (about N40million)
5. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City): £60,000 a week (about N30.3million
6. Alex Iwobi (Everton): £50,000 a week (about N25.3million)