Meet the 15 most valuable Nigerian Footballers

Meet the 15 most valuable Nigerian Footballers

Are you searching for the 15 most valuable Nigerian footballers? You’ve come to the right place because Footballrover have you covered with its list of the top players for this year.Meet the 15 most valuable Nigerian Footballers

Nigerian players will continue to excel in European competitions, notwithstanding the overall disappointment felt by football fans in Nigeria as a result of the Super Eagles’ inability to earn a spot at the 2022 World Cup.

Nigerian players, particularly the Super Eagles forwards, who excelled for their individual clubs in their last campaign, were all involved in the just concluded summer transfer window, which also saw a number of players switch to new clubs.

The 15 most valuable Nigerian Footballers have a combined market valuation of €262m as per the latest update released by Transfermarkt.com after the summer transfer market, surpassing last year value of €196.5m.

The top 10 Nigerians are Victor Osimhen €65m, Wilfred Ndidi €50m, Alex Iwobi €22m, Taiwo Awoniyi €20m, Kelechi Iheanacho €20m, Samuel Chukwueze €20m, Umar Sadiq €18m, Calvin Bassey €18m, Joe Aribo €15m, Paul Onuachu €14m.

Napoli forward – Victor Osimhen, currently occupying the top position. The 23-year-old is keeping up the potential he demonstrated at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015, where he scored a record-breaking ten goals to lead Nigeria to victory.

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Osimhen is not just the best player in Nigeria, but also the most expensive striker in Africa, with a price tag of €65 million.

Wilfred Ndidi, a talented midfielder, who ply his trade at Leicester City, is the Super Eagles star in second place, valued at €50 million.

Ndidi’s value has decreased from a height of €60 million in his career, but it is still much higher than the €10 million price tag he had shortly before joining the Brendan Rodgers side.

Alex Iwobi’s market value has surprisingly increased to €22 million as a result of his exceptional performances recently at Everton, making him Nigeria’s third most valued player.Meet the 15 most valuable Nigerian Footballers

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Additionally, the Midfielder is ranked fifth among Everton players and 152 among Premier League players.

The trio of Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal are tied for fourth place with €20 million each.

This is Awoniyi’s highest ranking in his career; Iheanacho and Chukwueze had previously been ranked higher, but saw their values drastically decline.Meet the 15 most valuable Nigerian Footballers The former Union Berlin striker is now placed fourth at Nottingham Forest with two goals in the Premier League so far.

Both Super Eagles Umar Sadiq and Calvin Bassey are also tied at €18 million.

It has been a remarkable surge for Bassey, who started the year with a value of less than €5 million and is now four times that figure.

The former Rangers fullback has enjoyed a well-deserved rise after a fantastic season in which he featured in the Europa League final.

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Bassey also became the most expensive defender in history of Nigeria with his move to Ajax.

The next player is Southampton midfielder – Joe Aribo, who has a price tag of €15 million, a solid achievement for the midfielder.

The 26-year-old’s success is not shocking to many football lovers, given that he scored in the Europa League championship game before completing his dream transfer to the Premier League in the summer.

Paul Onuachu of KRC Genk rounds out our top 10 with a price tag of €14m.

Some of the best football players in the world, as well as in Africa, are from Nigeria.

Following the most recent market value update, continue reading to learn about the next five most valuable Nigerian football players as we’ve listed them below.

11. Emmanuel Dennis – €14.00m

12. Terem Moffi – €12.00m

13. Moses Simon €10.00m

14 Ademola Lookman – €10.00m

15. Zaidu Sanusi – €10.00m

Meet the 15 most valuable Nigerian Footballers

Ademola Lookman in action for Super Eagles

So, here we have it, the 15 Most Valuable Nigerian Footballers at the first international window of the season, via Transfermarkt.

Which player’s value do you think will increase or decrease before the season is over?

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