Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has overtaken Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, as the highest earning Nigerian footballer in the Premier League.
This month, Iheanacho, 19, signed a new two-year contract extension at City till 2021, and he now earns £85,000-a-week. He was earning less than £18,000 when he first signed for the club.
Mikel had been the biggest earner from Nigeria on £70,000 per week at Stamford Bridge.
Other Nigerian players in the EPL and their earnings are as follows:
- Ahmed Musa (Leicester City) – £60,000 per week
- Victor Moses (Chelsea) – £50,000 per week
- Odion Ighalo (Watford) – £25,000 per week
- Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea) – £15,000 per week