Most Expensive Nigerian Players
Despite the widespread disappointment amongst all football fans in Nigeria following the national team’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Nigerian players will continue to be successful in European competitions.
Some of them are struggling to win the national championship, while others are continuing to play in the Champions League. For these reasons, Nigerian fans will find the matches involving their favourite athletes to be very interesting in the future. Check out the latest news from the world of sports on this website.
Victor Osimhen, Napoli, €60m
Osimhen is currently the crown jewel of Nigerian football. The Italian Napoli striker is just 23, and he is already one of the most promising strikers in world football. With his club, Victor is fighting for the Serie A title this year. Boasting a total of 19 goals in all competitions in the 2021/2022 season for Osimhen, his market value has risen to €60m.
Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester, €60m
The Nigerian supporting midfielder moved to Leicester from Belgian side Genk in the summer of 2016. The English club paid €17 million for the then 19-year-old. The first season was spent adapting to the intense English Premier League style, but in the second year, Ndidi became an ironclad starter. Wilfred has shown tremendous progress over the years and has won the FA Cup and the Super Cup with the club, leaving the 25-year-old with a breathtaking current transfer value of €60 million.
Onuachu Paul, Genk €20m
This footballer revealed himself quite late in life. Until the age of 25, Paul played in the Danish league, moving to the Belgian side, Genk, only in 2019. For this club, Onuachu managed to spend three years with 84 matches, in which he scored 57 goals. The striker has also made 16 appearances for the Nigerian national team. Thanks to his scoring skills, the 27-year-old striker has been able to grow in value to €20 million.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester, €20m
This player’s career started very quickly. At the age of 17, Kelechi had already made his debut for Manchester City’s main squad. However, time passed and Iheanacho did not become a key player in the starting line-up of the Citizens. Therefore, the Nigerian moved to Leicester in the summer of 2017. But even here, the striker is still not an iron-fisted starter. However, that doesn’t stop Transfermarkt from valuing him at around €20 million.
Samuel Chukwueze, Villarreal, €20m
Another very promising player in the attacking group, Chukwueze won the Youth World Cup with Nigeria in 2015. Since 2018, he has featured for Villarreal and won the Europa League. Samuel’s transfer value has increased every year and currently stands at €20 million.
Alex Iwobi, Everton, €18m
Alex is an Arsenal pupil, having passed all the stages of the club’s academy. Already at the age of 17, Iwobi was invited to the main team, as the midfielder at the time showed great promise. But the Nigerian never found his place in the club, so he moved to Everton in 2019. His market value is slowly dropping and currently stands at €18m.
Umar Sadiq, Almeria, €18m
Sadiq has the most thorny footballing path to follow. In his still short career, Umar has played in Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, Serbia, and Spain. For the last two years, the striker has been playing for Almeria in the Spanish Segunda. This season, the Nigerian has netted 15 goals and 7 assists, pushing his transfer fee up to €18m.