Born on 5 July 1999, Nathan Adewale Temitayo Tella is a talented English-Nigerian professional footballer, showcasing his skills as an attacking midfielder or right winger for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
Hailing from England, Nathan Tella proudly embraces his Nigerian heritage.
Nathan Tella Early Career
Tella's football journey began in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. His formative years saw him attending Edwinstree Middle School and Freman College in Buntingford.
Departing after his GCSE exams in 2015, Tella's football prowess developed during a decade-long tenure with Arsenal.
Trials at Reading and Norwich City preceded his move to Southampton in April 2017.
Nathan Tella Southampton stint
Tella's tenure at Southampton has been marked by significant milestones. In July 2019, he inked a one-year contract extension, followed by a three-year deal in July 2020.
His senior debut came on 19 June 2020, and he made a notable contribution with an assist in a FA Cup fifth-round win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 11 February 2021.
His Premier League debut followed on 23 February. Tella scored his maiden Premier League goal on 15 May.
Contract renewal and Burnley loan
Demonstrating his commitment, Tella secured a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Southampton on 6 January 2022.
However, seeking further growth, he embarked on a season-long loan to Burnley on 11 August 2022.
Tella's impact at Burnley was extraordinary, marked by a memorable hat-trick against Preston North End and another against Hull City.
Bayer Leverkusen move
The next chapter unfolded on 27 August 2023 when Bundesliga powerhouse Bayer Leverkusen secured Tella's talents with a five-year contract, completing the transfer for a reported fee of £23 million.
Nathan Tella's international recognition
Nathan Tella's prowess didn't go unnoticed on the international stage. The Super Eagles‘ head coach, José Peseiro, called him up for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe on 10 November 2023.
Nathan Tella honours
- EFL Championship: 2022–23
- PFA Championship Fans' Player of the Month: March 2023
- EFL Championship Team of the Season: 2022–23
- PFA Team of the Year: 2022–23 Championship
Nathan Tella salary
In the fiscal landscape of his football career, Nathan Tella commands a notable salary structure.
As of 2023, his weekly wage stands at an impressive £45,000, culminating in a substantial yearly salary of £2,340,000.
These financial terms are affiliated with his association with the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
Tella's commitment to the club is solidified by a contract that extends until 30 June 2028.
Nathan Tella net worth
The Nigerian has amassed a commendable net worth, boasting a total of £4,467,320.
As of November 2023, Tella holds a remarkable current market value of €23.00 million.
Nathan Tella girlfriend
As of the latest available information, Tella maintains a single marital status, indicating that he is not currently in a relationship.
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