Despite the sufferings of Nigerian fans caused by poor performances by the Super Eagles, the team has gone on individually to have great seasons at their clubs to give Nigerians some hope.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is currently looking for a coach who can bring all of these talents together cohesively and get the best out of them when they put on the green colours of the national team.
And their performances at club level continue to make Nigerians proud and attract interest from the top leagues across Europe. Here is the latest transfer news involving Super Eagles players.
Leeds United interested in Emmanuel Dennis
Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis could remain in the Premier League next season if Watford gets relegated as Leeds United have officially declared an interest in his services.
The versatile forward joined the Hornets from Club Brugge in the summer for €4 million and has been their shining light this season, scoring 10 goals and providing five assists to be their most prominent attacker in all competitions.
However, his teammates have failed to match his output and the club are currently languishing in 18th place on the Premier League table with six games to go.
Games against Chelsea, Manchester City and Leicester City are sure to pose a challenge for the Hornets in their bid to stay up, which could mean that the club could lose Dennis the same way they lost Richarlison a few seasons ago.
Dennis is currently valued at €8 million and will be a cheap option for Leeds who have struggled on their own this season but have managed to stage a late comeback to nestle themselves in 16th.
Atletico Madrid interested in Paul Onuachu
Paul Onuachu has been the subject of a move away from Belgian club KRC Genk for a while now. The club, however, managed to keep him this season but admitted that it will be near impossible to keep him the following season.
Spanish giants Atlético de Madrid have reportedly joined the race to sign the striker who is wanted for certain qualities (ability to hold up play to allow runners in behind, and an incredible aerial threat) which Diego Simeone wants from his strikers.
Onuachu is valued at €25 million and has two years left on his contract, but is unlikely to remain at Genk next season after the club chairman's admission.
He was awarded the best player of the season for his exploits last season in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League. Onuachu has also scored 52 league goals in 67 league appearances for the club, and is currently fourth on the goal scorers list this season with 19 in 16 games.
His average of 1.2 goals per game this season is the best ratio in the league.
This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago