Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Nidid has found another lofty piece of statistics putting him high on the pedestal of world football, as he is now the highest earning Nigerian player aged 23 or below, with a market value of €45m placed against his name, megasportsarena.com reports.
That puts Ndidi slightly ahead of Everton’s inconsistent playmaker, Alex Iwobi, who is cited with €32m, while close pals, Victor Osimhen from Lille Metropole of France and Samuel Chukwueze at Villarreal of Spain are joint-third with €30m each.
Details of the data provided by Transfermarkt, revealed that Ndidi’s current value is €13m more than that of second-placed Iwobi, while Osimhen and Chukwueze are followed by Arsenal left-back-cum-winger Bukayo Saka at €22m, and sixth position is held by Bournemouth midfielder, Philip Chinedu on €18m, followed by RB Leipzig’s Ademola Lookman at €17m.
Seventh place goes to former Columbus Crew of America and Manchester City of England back-to-form attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho, who was once the most expensive Nigerian player when he moved to Leicester City from Etihad Stadium.
Iheanacho occupies eighth spot with €15m, ahead of Bournemouth’s ex-Chelsea and Liverpool striker, Dominic Solanke, who is ninth with €15m and 10thg position, with a value of €12m is Club Brugge of Belgium winger, Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure, the only one not playing in any of the top-five European Leagues that made the cut.