Who is Bayer Leverkusen player Nathan Tella, bio, age, height, parents, salary, contract and position

Who is Bayer Leverkusen player Nathan Tella, bio, age, height, parents, salary, contract and position

Nathan Tella is a Nigerian professional footballer who recently made headlines after earning his maiden call-up to the Nigerian national men’s football team, the Super Eagles, find out more below about him and his salary

Notably, the Nigerian youngster plays for Bayer Leverkusen, who are currently leading the Bundesliga table.

Who is Bayer Leverkusen football player Nathan Tella, bio, age, height, parents, salary, contract and position

Just recently, Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro released their 23-man squad featuring Tella, ahead of the start of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next week.

Nathan Tella bio

Nathan Tella, full name Nathan Adewale Temitayo Tella, is a Nigerian professional footballer who was born on July 5, 1999 in Lambeth in South London, England. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder or right winger for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. During his childhood, he attended Edwinstree Middle School and then Freman College. After his GCSE exams in 2015 Tella started out on his football journey playing for teams like Arsenal, Reading, Norwich City, and Southampton.

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Age and height

Nathan Tella is currently 24 years old and stands at a height of 1.73 m or (5 ft 8 in).

Nationality

Although he was born in England, Nathan was born to Nigerian parents, which made him eligible to play for England and Nigeria.

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Nathan Tella career and stats

Nathan started out his football journey at the Arsenal academy, where he spent 10 years. He later moved to the St. Mary’s Stadium, at Southampton, in 2017 at the age of 17.  After making his debut for the Saints, he eventually joined Burnley, where he gained prominence. He played a key role in the club’s promotion to the Premier League back in the 2022/2023 season. Nathan scored 17 goals in 39 appearances for the Clarets that season.

Position and play style

Nathan Tella primarily plays as an attacking midfielder specializing on the right side of the pitch. Tella has great goalscoring ability with excellent pace and dribbling skills. He has so far made 10 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen this season but is still yet to score for them.

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Contract and net worth

Nathan Tella currently earns a weekly wage of £45,000 per week, or £2,340,000 per year at Bayer Leverkusen. He is currently on a five-year contract with the German club worth around 20 million pounds. According to reports, Nathan Tella has an estimated net worth of over £4.5 million.

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