Top 10 Nigerian transfers By @iamlanreban runs the rule on the top 10 transfers by Nigerian stars in the summer ÔÇô from Victor Moses signing for Chelsea to YakubuÔÇÖs switch to China for a big pay day.

10.Yakubu Aiyegbeni ÔÇô Blackburn Rovers/England to Guangzhou R&F/China
His move to Guangzhou R&F in China, where football still remains a fledgling sport, may have got some turning their noses, but all the same it was widely celebrated. The former Blackburn Rovers striker has since been scoring goals in China and has not ruled out a return to the Super Eagles. Yakubu has already proved himself in the EPL and now he has to secure the future of he and his young family and so his venture to the Far East for his biggest pay day yet.
9.Aaron Samuel ÔÇô Dolphin/Nigeria to Valerenga/Norway
This could well be referred to as the best move by Nigerian player from domestic league straight to Europe this summer as the young striker joined top Norwegian club Valerenga from Dolphin FC. Big striker Samuel has signed a four and half yearsÔÇÖ contract and what better way to announce his arrival in Europe than to score the following day on his league debut.
8.Simon Zenke ÔÇô Samsunspor/Turkey to Nancy/France
Former Nigeria youth international striker took a giant step in his career when he quit relegated Turkish club to return to France with newly-promoted Nancy. He already understands the football culture in France and he is now expected to finally fulfil the huge promise he first showed at the 2005 African Junior Championship in The Gambia.

7.Promise Isaac ÔÇô Antalyaspor/Turkey to Manisaspor/Turkey
Promise was one of NigeriaÔÇÖs top acts in Turkey last season. He has now signed for Turkish top flight team Antalyaspor from relegated Manisaspor. The former Flying Eagles and Olympic Eagles captain score 14 goals last term, but that could not save his former club from going down. At the weekend, he proved he still has goals in his boots when he netted the match winner for Antalyaspor and lift them among the early front runners.
6.Ekigho Ehiosun ÔÇô Samsunspor/Turkey to Gencerbirligi/Turkey
The bullish forward was a huge revelation for Samsunspor when he scored nine goals in the Turkish top league for the relegated side and that make him one of the most sought after strikers in Turkey in the close season. He has signed for a decent club like Genclerbirligi, who are expected to polish off some of his rough edges in no time.

5.Efe Ambrose ÔÇô FC Ashdod/Israel to Glasgow Celtic/Scotland
The central defenderÔÇÖs transfer from FC Ashdod of Israel on transfer deadline day was a big surprise to most Nigerians, but this was the reward of hard work and belief on the part of the player. He will now feature in the prestigious UEFA Champions League and help the Glasgow club retain the Scottish championship. This move can only enhance his claim for a place in the Super Eagles.

4.Joseph Akpala ÔÇô Club Brugge/Belgium to Werder Bremen/Germany
The Jos-born strikerÔÇÖs move to the German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen was a big lift for him considering the status of the team and league he has transferred from. The former Club Brugge of Belgium striker sealed a four-year contract with Bremen and debuted in a derby against Hamburg at the weekend. This is yet another move that should get national selectors to reconsider the prolific striker. But there are some who fear that African strikers have struggled in the Bundesliga lately.

3.Nosa Igiebor – (Hapoel Tel-Aviv/Israel to Real Betis/Spain)
The ex-Warri Wolves star midfielder can lay a stronger claim to a place in the Super Eagles after his switch to middle-table Betis. It is a big jump from the Israeli league to the Spanish La Liga, but if there is one Nigerian player who can make a success of this, it would by Igiebor, who shone with the countryÔÇÖs Olympic team last year.

2.Joseph Yobo ÔÇô Everton/England to Fenerbache/Turkey

The Super Eagles captain will now play on a permanent basis for Turkish giants Fenerbahce after two years on loan from Everton, where he had become surplus to requirements. His young family have adapted to life in Turkey and, most importantly, he is playing for a top club like Fenerbache, week in, week out, not to talk of his improved financials.

1.Victor Moses ÔÇô Wigan Athletic/England to Chelsea/England
The biggest move by Nigeria player this summer was Victor MosesÔÇÖ transfer from modest Wigan Athletic to┬áEuropean champions Chelsea. Moses signed a four-year deal with ÔÇÿThe BluesÔÇÖ meaning he is one for the future for them. Last season, he played all 38 matches for Wigan in the EPL, but that would surely not be the case at Chelsea as he would have to first work his way into the first team. But no one doubts that he has the natural ability to go on to be a big star for the Londoners sooner rather than later.