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Most Expensive Nigerian footballers In The Transfer Market

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo used to be the most expensive Nigerian player following his €23.3m million from Watford to Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai till Kelechi Iheanacho following his move to Leicester City from Manchester City for a fee of around £25million In July 2017. The young Nigeria striker is currently the most expensive Nigeria player.

Lets take a look at the top expensive Nigerian footballer transfers of all time.

1. Kelechi Iheanacho.

The 20-year-old striker recently completed a move to Leicester City from English giants Manchester City for around £25million to join them in the current 2017/2018 season. Leicester and Man City have had a fee agreed since the start of July but the deal was delayed due to a legal tussle between Iheanacho’s former and current agents over his image rights.

2.  Odion Ighalo.

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Ighalo was top on the list till Iheanacho completed his deal to leicester city. Odion Ighalo made a €23.3million move to Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai from Watford

3. Mikel Obi.

The Super Eagles captain moved to Chelsea from Norwegian side Lyn Oslo in 2006 for €20million. The transfer to Stamford Bridge made him the most expensive footballer for 11 years. Mikel Obi is now the 3rd most expensive Nigerian footballer after Iheanacho and Ighalo.

4. Ahmed Musa.

The former CSKA Moscow man joined Leicester City  for a record fee of €19.5million.



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