Wilfried Ndidi has been valued at £63 million in the world’s 100 most valuable players list released by International Centre for Sports Studies on Monday.
The World Cup bound midfielder ranked 79th is ahead of other top stars like Atletico’s Angel Correa, Niklas Sule, Virgil van Dijk, Raphael Varane, Anthony Martial, Aoas Marquinhos, Rodja Nainggolan, Nemanja Matic, Edwin Dzeko and Mezut Ozil.
No other Nigerian player made the list researched by CIES.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane has become the world most expensive player from a transfer value perspective.
Following his new outstanding season, the Englishman is now worth €201.2 million.
The Tottenham’s striker outranks two Paris St-Germain’s players: Neymar (€197.5 m) and Kylian Mbappé (€186.5 m).
In the top 10 positions are players from six countries: England (Kane and Alli), Belgium (de Bruyne and Lukaku), Argentina (Messi and Dybala), France (Mbappé and Griezmann), Brazil (Neymar) and Egypt (Salah).
With 16 players, France is the most represented country in the top 100.
Cristiano Ronaldo (24th, €103.4 m) is the oldest footballer listed, while Gianluigi Donnarumma (73th, €67.5 m) is the youngest one.