Odion Ighalo left the English premier League to join Chinese moneybags Changchun Yatai, leaving Watford because he was not getting a regular play time has suddenly become Nigeria’s highest paid sportsman.
The player is set to jet off to China on Saturday and join with his Chinese teammates, a The former Watford star has already appended his signature to a 4-an half- year deal with Chinese side after passing his medical proceedings conducted in London on Monday.
Ighalo has now become the highest paid Nigerian professional footballer, with a guaranteed wages of more than 200,000 pounds per week, which is more than 10 million pounds per season an equivalent of $12.5 million every year.
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 earn around $11,131,368.
Meanwhile, Shanghai Shenhua striker Obafemi Martins takes home $9 million this season, almost same figure as Super Eagles and Tianjin Teda captain John Obi Mikel.