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Osimhen is Nigeria’s Most Expensive Player Valued 64m Euros

first_imgIn the biannual list from the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory featuring footballers from top five European Leagues: the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1, Osimhen was valued at 64 million Euros and in the 66th spot.The only other Nigerian player in the Top 100 is Leicester City enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi who is valued 49.5 million Euros and in the 94th place.Osimhen is currently on the shopping list of at least five top European teams with his Ligue 1 club looking forward to making a kill with a price tag of 75 million Euros.France’s 2018 World Cup Star, Kylian Mbappe is the world’s most expensive player in the list released on Monday.The PSG forward is valued €259.2 million ($292 million) to occupy the number one spot in the valuation of top players from the five prestigious leagues in Europe.Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is the number two behind Mbappe with €194.7 million ($219 million) with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho third with €179.1 million ($202 million) valuation.Interestingly, the world’s two supposed best players, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus were not valued in the Top 20.Messi at 33 has a year left in his contract while Ronaldo at 35 is the oldest on the list of 100 players valued.Messi was valued at 100.1 € million ($113 million) and is occupying the 21st place, while Ronaldo estimated at €62.8 million ($70 million) is 70th on the list.Below is CIES Football Observatory’s Top 101. Kylian Mbappe (PSG): €259.2 million2. Raheem Sterling (Man City): €194.7 million3. Jadon Sancho (Dortmund): €179.1 million4. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): €171.1 million5. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd): €152.3 million6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): €144.9 million7. Sadio Mane (Liverpool): €139.2 million8. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona): €136.4 million9. Alphonse Davies (Bayern Munich): €133.5 million10. Harry Kane (Tottenham): €118.7 millionShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *PSG’s Mbappe world’s most expensive, Messi 21st, Ronaldo 70thDuro IkhazuagbeLille’s forward, Victor Osimhen, 21, has been rated as the costliest Nigerian player at the moment.last_img read more

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Kerdiles will stay at Wisconsin

first_imgAfter the NCAA reduced Nic Kerdiles suspension, he announced Monday he will stay in Madison.[/media-credit]After getting his suspension reduced to 30 percent of the season Friday, Wisconsin men’s hockey forward Nic Kerdiles announced he will stay in Madison for the upcoming season. In a press conference Monday, the highly-touted freshman said there was never a doubt he would remain a Badger and put his professional hockey career on hold despite the suspension. His first appearance in a Badger sweater will come Nov. 30 in a road game against Denver. Before the Badgers officially got their season underway Oct. 6, Kerdiles was ruled ineligible for a year by the NCAA for unspecified reasons. Wisconsin immediately filed an appeal of the decision, but had to wait just over two weeks in order to hear a decision. On Oct. 18 at the initial appeal hearing it was revealed that the NCAA’s full season suspension came due to the fact that Kerdiles and his family stayed at a hotel under the credit card of an agent from Pulver Sports. While the family did pay Pulver Sports back for the room, the NCAA felt the period of time between the stay and the repayment was long enough to be deemed a loan – and therefore an improper benefit.The Badgers’ two games against Northern Michigan last weekend are expected to count toward the reduced suspension. Kerdiles was a highly touted recruit out of the U.S. National Team Developmental program based in Ann Arbor, Mich. In the 2012 NHL Draft he was an early second round selection at 36th overall by the Anaheim Ducks.last_img read more