Former Watford star Odion Ighalo has now become the highest paid Nigerian professional footballer, with guaranteed wages of more than 200,000 pounds per week, which is more than 10 million pounds per season (equivalent of $12.5 million every year). Ighalo will jet off to China on Saturday, February 4 to join his new team Changchun Yatai.
The former Watford star has already appended his signature to a 4+1 year contract with Changchun Yatai after passing a clinical examination conducted in London on Monday.
The Super Eagles star is the best paid Nigerian sportsman, earning approximately $1.5 million more than Golden State Warriors shooting guard Andre Iguodala, who will pocket $11,131,368 this season. Shanghai Shenhua striker Obafemi Martins will take home $9 million this season, around the same figure as new Tianjin Teda recruit Obi Mikel.