The former Royal Charleroi star sealed a record-breaking move to Napoli last week, and that made him not just Nigeria’s most expensive player, but Africa’s most expensive footballer.
According to Napoli’s president, Aurelio De Laurentis, the club paid €80m (£72.3m) including add-ons to sign Victor Osimhen from Lille.
The fee paid eclipses the amount (£72m) Arsenal paid to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille also. But while Osimhen is Nigeria and Africa’s most expensive player, he is not the highest-paid Nigerian.
So who is Nigeria’s highest-paid player? Soccernet provides the answer in this article which reveals the top five highest-earning Nigerian footballers.
Iwobi was previously Nigeria’s most expensive player when Everton paid £34m to sign him from Arsenal last summer.
The 24-year-old left his boyhood club to team up with the Toffees on deadline day last year. He signed a five-year deal worth £50,000 per-week, according to spotrac per Mirror.
His weekly wage makes him the fifth highest-paid Nigerian star. It has been a disappointing season for Iwobi, however, and that has led to reports that Everton are considering offers for him after just a year.