Napoli talisman Osimhen rated world’s 4th most valuable player

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

Victor Osimhen is the fourth most valuable player in the world with a worth of €120 million, according to Transfermarkt.

The rating placed Osimhen only behind Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior.

Mbappe and Haaland are worth €180m after a €10m upgrade on the Norwegian from his previous value of €170m.

Vinicius is worth €150m while Osimhen is joint-fourth in value with Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid.

Before the close of last season, the Nigerian top goal-banger was worth €100m but his value further increased last week.

His clubmate, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia who won the most valuable player in the Italian top-flight last term is only worth €85m.

On the back of a successful season, the stock of Super Eagles striker, Osimhen continues to rise.

Osimhen played a very critical role in Napoli winning their first Scudetto in 33 years where he contributed 26 goals.

The 24-year-old also scored five goals in the UEFA Champions League, taking his total tally to the season to 31.

Osimhen is among the most wanted striker by top clubs across Europe. These include Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

This year, he emerged as the best foreign athlete in Italy. He joined the Napoli in 2020 for a club-record fee of over €70m paid to Lille of France.

The Nigerian won the topscorer’s award in Italy for his incredible goalscoring feat, becoming the first African ever to win it.

According to reports, Napoli will insist on €150m in his new deal from any club who wants him this summer.

Osimhen’s goal-scoring form for Napoli has positioned him as one of the favourites to become the African player of the year.

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