As the 2022/23 European football season comes to an end, Nigerian players have been making their mark across the continent. From Eastern Europe to Western Europe, Nigerian players have been contributing to the success of their respective teams.
With the transfer window now open, clubs are looking to shape their squads ahead of the 2023/24 season. Nigerian players are in high demand, and Sporty9ja has identified the top five players who could command a decent fee in this transfer window.
First on the list is Victor Osimhen. The Napoli forward had an outstanding season, scoring 31 goals and helping Napoli win their first title in over three decades. He was also the Italian League top-scorer and is now the African player with the highest number of goals in Italy’s top-flight history. Napoli could cash in on their striker, and he would command a good fee in the current transfer market.
Next is Samuel Chukwueze. The Villarreal midfielder has been a consistent performer for his club and plays regularly for a team that competes for a European spot in one of the top five leagues in Europe. He would bring a good amount for Villareal in this transfer market if they decide to sell their star player.
Taiwo Awoniyi had an impressive season, scoring 10 league goals that were crucial to Nottingham Forest’s escape from relegation. The former Union Berlin striker will bring a decent transfer fee in case his service is not needed anymore at the City Ground.
Kelechi Iheanacho had a mixed season at Leicester City, but his five goals and five assists in the League earned him the club’s best player award. The 26-year-old could go for a relatively decent amount of money should he decide to embark on another journey.
Finally, Alex Iwobi was at the heart of Everton’s escape from relegation to the English Championship on the last day of the season. He has been one of the most important players for the Merseyside Club since joining in 2019 and is currently playing for one of the traditional clubs in English football history. He should command a considerable fee in case his club needs some cash.
In conclusion, Nigerian players have been making their mark in European football, and the top five players identified by Sporty9ja could command a decent fee in this transfer window. It will be interesting to see where these players end up and how they will perform in their new clubs.