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
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.