Ndidi tops list of highest Nigerian earners in Europe

Ndidi tops list of highest Nigerian earners in Europe

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is currently the highest-paid Nigerian in Europe.

Ndidi earns £3.9m per annum, (approximately £75,000 a week) according to a study by Spotrac.

The 22-year-old joined the Foxes from Genk for £17m in 2016.

Ndidi is among the top five earners at Leicester behind Jamie Vardy (£7.28m), Kasper Schmeichel (£6.76m), Johnny Evans (£4.16m) and Adrien Silva (£4.16m).

The second top Nigerian earner is Kelechi Iheanacho who makes £60,000 per week (£3.12m). Iheanacho has been struggling with regular game time at Leicester, and there are speculations he may be sent out on loan during the January transfer window.

Alex Iwobi who joined Everton from Arsenal last summer for £40m, pockets £50,000 per week, (£2.6m) making him the third-highest Nigerian earner.

Completing the top five are Trabzonspor’s Anthony Nwakaeme and Watford’s Isaac Success. Both earning a weekly pay of £32,000 and £30,000 respectively.

In sixth place is former Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel, who earns £30,000 per week while the pair of Torino’s Ola Aina and Kenneth Omeruo take home £20,000 weekly each.

William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun complete the top 10 list with weekly earnings of £19,500 and £18,269 respectively.