Lille striker Victor Osimhen, is the most expensive Nigerian player with a price tag of 64.3 million euros (approximately N29.9 billion in Nigerian currency) according to a new study conducted by CIES Football Observatory.
The Nigerian striker is the fifth most valuable player in the French Ligue 1 behind PSG’s Kylian Mbappe (€259.2m), Marquinhos Aoás(€89.2m), Neymar (€82.7m) and Houssem Aouar (€69.2m).
Osimhen, 21, moved to Lille in August 2019 for a fee of 12 million euros and has a contract with the club until 2024.
While Osimhen is the 66th most expensive player in the world, Ndidi is 94 overall.
In the new study, he outranked Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi the only other Nigerian player listed in the top 100 , who has an estimated value of 49.5 million euros.
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is Africa’s highest ranked player with a price tag of €144.9m, followed by liverpool- Senegal winger Sadio Mane (€139.2m), Real Madrid-owned fullback Achraf Hakimi (€79.0m) and Arsenal’s Ivory Coast national-teamer Nicolas Pepe (€73.1m) before Edo born Osimhen.