Full details of Ighalo salary per week at Al-Wehda

Full details of Ighalo salary per week at Al-Wehda
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Following the announcement of Al Wehda on Tuesday, 15 August, in acquiring the services of the Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, fans are wondering what will be Ighalo salary per week?

This article sheds light on the subject before going deeper into his earnings at other clubs he represented during the course of his career.

The 34-year-old former Watford striker left Al Hilal in June after the expiration of his contract last campaign.

Odion Ighalo scored 43 goals and provided seven assists in 60 appearances across all competitions during his time with Al Hilal.

He won the league title with the Blue Waves in the 2021/22 season and also finished as the top scorer in the top flight with 24 goals.

Ighalo finished the 2022/23 Saudi Pro League on 18 goals, and also won the Kings Cup with Al Hilal just before he became a free agent.

Ighalo salary per week at Al Wehda

Odion Ighalo penned a two-year deal with his new club Al Wehda on 12 August 2023.

At the time of writing, his weekly salary at Al Wehda is not yet known but it'll likely be within the region of £70,000 – £90,000 for the ex-Super Eagles player.

Ighalo salary per week at other clubs

We'll look at Ighalo's weekly salary beginning from his days at Watford.

Odion Ighalo salary per week at Watford

In his three-year stay at Watford, Ighalo was the club's third highest earner at £30,000 per week.

While playing in the Premier League for Watford, Ighalo shone into the limelight, scoring 40 goals in 100 total appearances for the Hornets.

Odion Ighalo salary per week at Changchun Yatai

Ighalo joined Changchun Yatai in 2017 from Watford. According to sources close to the player at the time, the Nigerian international earned £190,000 per week.

He made 55 appearances and netted 36 goals across all competitions for Changchun before he joined another Chinese Super League outfit, Shanghai Shenhua.

Ighalo salary per week at Shanghai Shenhua

The former Super Eagles striker earned a salary of £300,000 while at Shanghai Shenhua.

He made 17 appearances and scored 10 goals while at the Chinese Super League club

Ighalo salary per week at Manchester United

During his loan period at Man United, Ighalo was paid a weekly salary of £130,000 while his parent club at the time, Shanghai Shenhua paid the remainder of his £300,000 weekly salary.

Ighalo netted five goals in 23 total appearances for the Red Devils.

Ighalo salary per week at Al Shabab

According to reports, Odion Ighalo was earning a weekly salary of £70,000 – £90,000 while at Al Shabab. He made a total of 32 appearances for this club and netted 22 goals across all featured competitions.

Ighalo salary per week at Al Hilal

As an Al Hilal player for three seasons, he earned £83,000 a week and a base annual salary of £4 million. His time with the Blue Waves saw the former Watford hitman enjoy the best form of his football career with titles to show for it.

Odion Ighalo is still the richest active Nigerian footballer

On 27 September 2022, Mikel announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35. While Mikel remained the richest Nigerian footballer, Odion Ighalo who ranks second on this list, became the richest active Nigerian footballer.

Ighalo's net worth is estimated to be around $44,000,000. He has properties and investments scattered across Nigeria and some in Europe.

Ighalo has seen his wealth rise beyond his imagination since his first professional contract in Europe with Norwegian club Lyn in 2007.

The Nigerian striker's career has straddled three continents, and as he is getting towards the end of his football journey, the 34-year-old Saudi Pro League winner with Al Hilal will look back with no regrets on the many decisions he has made across his career.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.