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Ighalo named second-richest African in the EPL

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Former Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has been ranked second-richest African footballer aged 30 and below in the English Premier League.

The ranking by The Sunday Times, placed Mohammad Salah of Egypt as the richest U-30 African player in the EPL.

With a net worth of £114m, Gareth Bale rated as the richest sports star aged 30 and below, followed by Anthony Joshua who is the only non-footballer on the list.

Ighalo was estimated to have £18m wealth while Mo Salah has an estimated £19m net worth.

On the overall ranking, the Manchester United striker placed joint-15 alongside Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Danny Welbeck (Watford), and Jack Wilshere (West Ham).

The striker, born and bred in the slums of Ajegunle Lagos, is estimated to have a staggering £18m wealth with his substantial £300,000-a-week wage at his parent club Shanghai Shenhua.

Ighalo is expected to be 31 years old in June, and his loan at United is expected to end on May 31 with the club holding the option to make the deal permanent.

According to reports, United is contributing £130,000-a-week towards the former Watford striker’s wages.

With a possible contract extension at United put on hold at the moment, the Nigerian player has reportedly been offered a deal worth £400,000-a-week by Shanghai Shenhua.

Since joining his childhood club on loan in January, Ighalo has scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions.

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