Brown Ideye joins Mikel in China

Super Eagles Forward Brown Ideye

Brown Ideye is joining John Mike Obi in China, and has become the latest Nigerian player to make a move to the lucrative Super League.

According to multiple sources in Greece as well as in China, Ideye signed a three-year deal with Chinese club Tianjin Teda which also have in their ranks Super Eagles captain, Mikel.

The Nigerian striker who was hitherto with Greek champions, Olympiacos, was sold for a transfer fee in the region of 12 million Euros and he is expected to rake in salaries of about 3.5 million euros every
season which will make him the sixth highest paid Nigerian player.

Aside Mikel, Nigerian players like Obafemi Martins, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Ujah and Chinedu Obasi are all in the Far East cashing in on the windfall from the Asian giants.

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Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter@tundeyeludini


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