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Title: China Moves: 7 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers in China Today
Author: Benson Chukwueke
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It was laughable two decades ago when Benedict Akwuegbu led the trail blaze from Nigeria to play football in the far East- Asian country...

It was laughable two decades ago when Benedict Akwuegbu led the trail blaze from Nigeria to play football in the far East- Asian country, CHINA. Perhaps then, the Japanese J-league was more rrecognized, until the Chinese government let down the money rain... Then the exdous began, Garba lawal, Victor Agali, Peter Utaka, Yakubu Aiyegbeni  all went to pick up a share of the largesse from the big money fall.

It's got even better now-a-days for some Nigerian big names who moved to China recently via transfer moves from their clubs in Europe and America. And I know you would like to know all about their mouth watering deals, so we decided to serve you the 7 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers in China today. It may surprise you but Nigerian golden lady Assisat Oshoala is also hitting it big in the rich Asian country.

7. Assisat Oshoala
Club Transfer: Arsenal to Dalian Quanjian
Compete: Chinese Big Women League
Transfer Fee (Undisclosed)
Salary: $20k a month



6. Brown Ideye
Club Transfer: Olympiaos to Tianjin TEDA
Compete: Chinese Super League
Transfer Fee: €3.5 m
Salary: €67k a week



5. Chinedu Obasi
Club Transfer: AIK to Shenzhen
Compete: Chinese League1
Transfer Fee: Free Agent
Salary: €125k a week




4. Anthony Ujah
Club Transfer:Werden Bremen to Liaoning Whowin
Compete: Chinese Super League
Transfer Fee: £5.2m
Salary: £95k a week



3. Obafemi Martins
Club Transfer: Seattle Sounder to Shangai Greenland Shenhua
Compete: Chinese Super League
Transfer Fee $2m
Salary: $175k a week


2. John Mikel Obi 
Club Transfer: Chelsea toTianjin TEDA
Compete: Chinese Super League
Transfer Fee: Free Agent
Salary: £140k a week


1. Odion Ighalo
Club Tranfer: Watford to Changchun Yatai
Compete: Chinese Super League
Transfer Fee: £20m
Salary: £200k a week

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