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Meet The 5th Most Expensive African Footballer, Victor Osimhen



The Nigerian born international and 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 lille forward is the 5th most valuable player in the French Ligue 1 behind PSG's Kylian Mbappe (€259.2m), Marquinhos Ao├ís(€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.


Victor Osimhen and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi are the two most ranked Nigerian players. While the former is ranked 66th most expensive player in the world, the later is ranked 94 overall. 
Wilfred Ndidi has an estimated value of 49.5 million euros.

 

Meanwhile, 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.

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