Lille striker Victor Osimhen has been ranked as Nigeria’s most valuable player according to a study by Football Observatory.
In its latest biannual estimates of 20 players from each of Europe’s top five leagues, the Nigerian international was valued at 64.3m euros which is two million more than that of five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo who had a transfer value of 62.3m euros.
It’s been a remarkable rise for the Super Eagles striker who joined Les Dogues from Royal Charleroi for just 12m euros last summer.
Osimhen price has increased more than five times the money the French club paid for him following a brilliant debut campaign at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.
The 21-year-old is currently a man in high demand with a host of top European clubs fighting for his signature.
Any club that wants Osimhen will have to break the bank after Lille president confirmed his prized asset would only leave for a similar amount in which Arsenal bought Nicolas Pepe.
Meanwhile, Wilfred Ndidi also made the CIES Football Observatory top 100 list.
The 23-year-old has been a key player in Leicester City’s surge to third place in the Premier League table this campaign with a transfer value of 49.5m euros.