Osimhen makes Serie A’s most valuable XI

The Nigerian forward has seen his stock risen even more after an impressive start to the new campaign

At 60 million euros, Victor Osimhen is now Nigeria’s joint most valuable footballer and the second most valuable striker in the Serie A, as per the latest Transfermarkt update.

It’s a new career-high for Osimhen, who completed a permanent switch to Royal Sporting Charleroi for just €3.5 million in 2019 and was rated €40 million when Napoli made him the club’s record buy in 2020.

Experiencing a €10 million increase from his value earlier in the year, Osimhen is the Italian Serie A’s joint-sixth and the world’s 49th most valuable player overall.

No Nigerian player is worth more than the former Lille man, with Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi also valued at €60 million.

In the Italian top-flight, only Inter Milan duo of Lautaro Martinez and Nicolo Barella, Juventus stars Matthijs de Ligt and Federico Chiesa, and Lazio ace Sergej Milinković-Savić are priced higher than Osimhen.

And all six stars made the Transfermarkt’s most valuable eleven, with Osimhen set up front alongside Martinez in a formidable lineup that also has AC Milan trio of goalkeeper Maignan and full-backs Hernandez and Calabria.

Osimhen’s excellent showings at the start of the 2021/22 season have boosted his recent ratings, with the Super Eagles striker scoring nine goals in twelve appearances for club and country.

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