Super Eagles Star, Osimhen Ranks World’s 18th Most Expensive Player

FIFA ranks Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen the 18th most expensive player in the world.

Infoexpert24 reports that Victor Osimhen is the only Nigerian in the Top 70 list.

In a report released by FIFA, which has records of transfers done in the last 10 years, Osimhen ranks 18th in the world after his €81m move from French Ligue 1 side Lille to Serie A side Napoli in August 2020.

The move also makes him the most expensive signing in Africa, eclipsing Ivoirian Nicolas Pepe’s €80m move to Arsenal from Lille a year earlier.

Super Eagles Star, Osimhen Ranks World’s 18th Most Expensive Player

Brazilian forward Neymar is the world’s most expensive player, after moving from Barcelona to PSG for €222m in 2017. He is followed by Eden Hazard, who joined Real Madrid for a fee that could exceed €174m two years later.

Philippe Coutinho’s 2018 move from Liverpool to Barcelona worth €170m is rated the third most expensive move, while Ousmane Dembele’s €157.78 move to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 is fourth.

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Joao Felix completes the top five with his €126 move to Atletico Madrid from Benfica in 2019.

Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba, ,and James Rodriguez are sixth, seventh, and eight respectively with their moves to Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Madrid respectively, while Angel Di Maria is in the ninth and 10th positions with his moves to PSG and United respectively.

Infoexpert24 understands that Osimhen’s move is also the third most expensive in 2020, only bettered by Kai Havertz’s €85m move to Chelsea from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen and Arthur Melo’s €82m switch from Juventus to Barcelona.

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