On a list containing six Super Eagles stars, three Nigeria Football Federation targets and a former Chelsea youth team scoring sensation, Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is the most valuable Nigeria-eligible U23 player in the world, Naijawavez.com reports:
According to data sourced from our colleagues at Transfermarkt, Ndidi is valued at 45 million euros, which is €13 million more than the second most valuable Nigerian U23 player, Everton’s Alex Iwobi.
Victor Osimhen and his good pal, Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, who continue to be linked with a move to the English Premier League, are ranked joint third with an estimated value of thirty million euros, with Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka sitting fifth at €22 million.
Dual-eligible Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing occupies the sixth position at eighteen million euros, followed by RB Leipzig’s Ademola Lookman at seventeen million euros.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who was once the most expensive Nigerian player in history when he moved to the King Power Stadium, is valued at fifteen million euros and is in eighth position along with ex-Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke.
Completing the top ten is Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis who is valued at twelve million euros and he’s the only footballer not playing in the top five European Leagues that made the cut.
Top 10 Most Valuable Nigerian U23 Players In The World
1) Wilfred Ndidi – €45m
2) Alex Iwobi – €32m
3) Victor Osimhen – €30m
4) Samuel Chukwueze – €30m
5) Bukayo Saka – €22m
6) Philip Billing – €18m
7) Ademola Lookman – €17m
8) Kelechi Iheanahco – €15m
9) Dominic Solanke – €15m
10)Emmanuel Dennis – €12m