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Retrogress On Ighalo’s Wages As He’s To Earn Four Times Less Than His Former Salary

Former Manchester United, Watford, Al-Hilal Striker, Odion Ighalo just moved to another Saudi Pro League club, Al Wehda, and it was revealed that he’s going to earn lesser wages compared to when he was at Al-Hilal.

Before his summer switch to Al Wehda, he had been one of the highest salary earners in the history of Nigerian football.

Now, the veteran striker will reportedly be earning less than a billion naira yearly with his new deal.

The 34-year-old has racked up an incredible amount of wealth by plying his trade across various continents including Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

A few years ago, Ighalo was named the highest-paid Nigerian footballer after signing for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, with whom he scored 10 goals in 17 appearances for.

Ighalo has now witnessed an incredible paycut in his wages having sealed a summer switch to another Saudi Pro League club Al Wehda from league giants Al Hilal.

According to, Odion Ighalo now earns a weekly salary of £17,700 (N21 million) with his new club and a base annual salary of £850,000 (N985 million).

The report by the sportspayout now means the Nigerian forward now earns up to four times less than his former salary in Saudi Arabia.

With Al Hilal, Ighalo reportedly earned $90,000 (N81,900,000) a week and a base annual salary of £4 million (N4.6 billion), as per Total Sportal.

Before his time there, he reportedly earned an impressive $170,000 (N155 million) weekly salary at Al Shabab as per National Accord Newspaper, shortly after his loan stint with Man United.


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