Club Brugge of Belgium striker, Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure has found some comfort coming for the injury that ruled him out of action before the season went on forced break due to coronavirus, as his market value has soared to €17m and he is now the third highest in the Jupiler League, megasportsarena.com reports.
A sterling first half of the season with Brugge, in which he hit two splendid goals against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, then followed suit versus Manchester United in the Europa League, has helped the former under-23 national team invitee romp up the value table in Belgium.
Although he has only a couple of invitation to the Super Eagles and played a single match as a substitute, Bonaventure is also soaring among Nigeria’s foreign-based legion, among whom he is now rated number five on the money earning charts.
Figures released by Transfermarkt indicated that Bonaventure’s form and goals helped him get an extended contract with Brugge, with his valuation taking him up to a remarkable placement as the third most expensive player in Belgium, behind KAA Gent’s Jonathan David, whose value is now €25m, and his club mate, Krépin Diatta placed second at €21m.
It is a massive leap for Bonaventure, who was rated €7.5m at season in July, but interest from Atletico Madrid of Spain and Newcastle United of England have added up to make his price tag go further than double, but he remains behind Eagles’ pals, behind Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi (€45m), Alex Iwobi (€32m), Samuel Chukwueze (€30m) and Victor Osimhen (€30m).
A report by allnigeriasoccer.com adds that Bonaventure is also ranked 86thg on the global scale of forwards and 73rd among players born in 1997, while fellow-Belgium-based fast-rising Nigerian attacker, KV Kortrijk’s Terem Moffi now has an updated market value of €1.5m.