Musa beats Mikel, others to emerge costliest Nigerian player

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos with agency reports
German website Transfermarkt has computed the most expensive Nigerian players based on their market values, or in other words, the fee interested clubs have to pay to secure their services.
With a market value of €18 million, Leicester City star Ahmed Musa is the costliest Nigerian player ahead of West Brom target Odion Ighalo, who is valued at €12 million.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel is only in third place (€11 million), followed by Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City (€10 million), then Arsenal rising star Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi (€8 million).
Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is included in the top ten along with Emmanuel Emenike, Brown Ideye and Aminu Umar.
The most valuable Nigerian teenager is Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru, who has a market value of four million euros and ranks 15th on the list.
Top 20 Most Valuable Nigerian Players
1) Ahmed Musa – Leicester City – €18m
2) Odion Ighalo – Watford – €12m
3) John Obi Mikel – Tianjin Teda – €11m
4) Kelechi Iheanacho – Man City – €10m
5) Alex Iwobi – Arsenal – €8m
Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester City – €8m
7) Victor Moses – Chelsea – €7m
Emmanuel Emenike – Fenerbahce – €7m
9) Brown Ideye – Olympiakos – €6m
10) Aminu Umar – Osmanlıspor – €4.75m
11) Eddy Onazi – Trabzonspor – €4.5
12) Imoh Ezekiel – Al Arabi – €4m
13.) Moses Simon – Gent – €4m
Isaac Success – Watford – €4m
Henry Onyekuru- Eupen – €4m
16) Anthony Ujah – Liaoning Whowin- €3m
17) Obafemi Martins – Shanghai Shenhua – €2.5m
Efe Ambrose – Celtic – €2.5m
Godfrey Oboabona – Rizespor – €2.5m
Umar Sadiq – AS Roma – €2.5m

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