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Most expensive Nigerian footballers as Calvin Bassey joins Ajax (Top 7)

New Ajax defender, Calvin Bassey, has become the fifth most expensive Nigerian player in history. Bassey has joined Ajax in a club-record sa...


New Ajax defender, Calvin Bassey, has become the fifth most expensive Nigerian player in history.


Bassey has joined Ajax in a club-record sale for Rangers, just two years after joining the club.


The 22-year-old cost the Dutch club €23m with €3.5m expected in add-ons and is the second-most-expensive for Ajax this window behind Steven Bergwijn.


Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, remains the most expensive footballer both in Africa and Nigeria.


Osimhen cost the Serie A a staggering €81m when he joined from Lille in 2020.


The second most-expensive transfer is Alex Iwobi’s €30.40m move from Arsenal to Everton.


Kelechi Iheanacho’s €27.70m move from Manchester City to Leicester City in 2017 is third on the list, while the fourth most expensive transfer involving a Nigerian was made by Odion Ighalo.


Ighalo’s €23.20m move to Chinese Super League team, Changchun Yatai from Watford in 2016 still stands as one of the highest.


The sixth-highest move was made recently by Taiwo Awoniyi when he joined Nottingham Forest on a club-record transfer of €20.5m.


Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel’s €20m transfer to Chelsea in 2006 is the seventh on the list.

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