Victor Osimhen, the talented forward for Nigeria’s Super Eagles and SSC Napoli, continues to assert his position as Africa’s most valuable player in the world, surpassing Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. According to the Spanish media outlet Marca, Osimhen has been included in the top 25 list of the most valuable players, with Salah notably absent.
This recognition follows a recent ranking by CIES Football Observatory, which also identified Osimhen as the player with the highest market value in Africa. Marca’s report places the 24-year-old as the sixth most valuable player globally, with a value of 120 million euros.
Osimhen has earned immense praise and adoration in Naples, particularly for his pivotal role in Napoli’s historic campaign. Last season, he played a crucial part in ending the club’s 33-year wait for Serie A glory, scoring an impressive 26 goals. Additionally, Osimhen received the prestigious title of Serie A’s best striker, making history as the first African player to achieve this honor in the league’s 125-year history.
Beyond his club success, Osimhen has also made a significant impact on the international stage. His exceptional performances contributed to Nigeria securing a spot in the upcoming AFCON tournament, leading the qualifiers with seven goals, including two crucial goals against Sierra Leone in their last match.
With his remarkable achievements and continued excellence, Victor Osimhen has firmly established himself as one of the world’s top talents and Africa’s premier player on the global stage.
Haaland tops the list
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen finds himself in esteemed company as Manchester City’s Erling Haaland takes the spotlight among five players. Leading the pack, Haaland is followed by Kylian Mbappe, Vinicius Junior, Jude Bellingham, and the British-Nigerian forward Bukayo Saka, who shares Osimhen’s value of 120 million euros but is ranked fifth.