Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi’s current transfer market value has dropped to €36m, but he still remains Nigeria’s costliest player of the moment, as many others in his class also saw their ratings fall, in what has been attributed to the effects of coronavirus, megasportsarena.com reports.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic said to be causing ill-effects on the economies of many countries, with slumps in export prices and rising costs of domestic products, Ndidi and several other Nigerian players are also facing reduced market values.
Fresh figures released by Transfermarkt revealed that Ndidi’s market value has gone down by €9m, making it the first time since his arrival in Europe that his cost figures will fall, yet he is still high enough to push Victor Osimhen into joint-second place with Samuel Chukwueze.
Osimhen, who plays for Lille Metropole of France, and Villarreal of Spain winger, Chukwueze both stand on €27m, which is slightly ahead of fourth placed Alex Iwobi, as the Everton of England playmaker takes a €6.5m slump that leaves him on €25.5m.
While Iwobi falls from second to fourth, there are no changes in fifth and sixth positions on the Nigerian highest earners’ log, with Club Brugge of Belgium winger-cum-striker, Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure valued at €13.5m and Ndidi’s colleague at Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho now down to €12m.