Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho is now the top Nigerian earner in the Premier League on £85,000-a-week to knock off Chelsea star Mikel Obi.
The midfielder’s compatriot at ‘The Blues’, Victor Moses bagged a 50,000 pounds-a-week when he joined Chelsea from Wigan Athletic in 2012.
Watford striker Odion Ighalo is believed to have improved on his 25,000 pounds-a-week after he recently signed a contract extension. Defender Kenneth Omeruo is on 15,000 pounds every week even though he has yet to play an official match for Chelsea.
It was further gathered that Iheanacho’s new handlers negotiated this bumper deal even though they are still locked in an ownership tussle with the player’s previous representatives, who are based in the United States of America.
Iheanacho’s former agents had proposed a new contract of 50,000 pounds-a-week for the 19-year-old forward. He earned less than 18,000 pounds-a-week when he first joined Manchester City.