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Iwobi is Nigeria’s Most Expensive player with N15.4trn Everton Move

Kelechi, Ighalo make top 20

Alex Iwobi (left) at a concert in London

Alex Iwobi has become Nigeria’s most expensive football player after completing his move from Arsenal to Everton.

The deal on the the 23-year-old was sealed on Thursday for a reported fee of €37.9m (N15.4trn) from the Gunners.

Records show that Iwobi now overtakes Kelechi Iheanacho as most expensive player, who moved from Man City to Leicester for £25m.

Recall that Iwobi started his professional football career with Arsenal in 2004 and spent seven seasons at the Emirates before his switch to Everton.

Iwobi now sits atop Nigeria’s Top-20 list of most expensive players whose transfer fee hit the double digits as given below:

1.Alex Iwobi – Arsenal to Everton – €37.9m (£35m)
2. Kelechi Iheanacho – Man City to Leicester City – €27.7 million

3.Odion Ighalo – Watford to Changchun Yatai- €23.3m
4.Obi Mikel – Lyn Oslo to Chelsea – €20m
5.Ahmed Musa – CSKA to Leicester – €19.5m
7.Wilfred Ndidi – Genk to Leicester – €17.6m
7.Yakubu Aiyegbeni – Middlesbrough to Everton – €16.5m
8.Obafemi Martins – Inter to Newcastle – €16m
9.Isaac Success – Granada to Watford – €15m
10.Emmanuel Emenike – Spartak to Fenerbahce – €13m
11.Brown Ideye – Dynamo Kiev to WBA – €12.63m
12.Austin Okocha – Fenerbahce to PSG – €12.4
13.Taribo West – Auxerre to Inter – €12m
14. Victor Osimhen – Sporting Charleroi – Lille €12m
15..Victor Moses – Wigan to Chelsea – €11.5m
16.Anthony Ujah – Werder to Liaoning FC – €11.5m
17.Obafemi Martins – Newcastle to Wolfsburg – €10.5m
18.Sunday Oliseh – Ajax to Juventus – €10m
19.John Utaka – Rennes to Portsmouth – €10m
20.Peter Odemwingie- Lille to Lok Moscow – €10m
20.Finidi George – Ajax to Real Betis – €10m

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