By Sedara Philip
…… Salah, Mahrez miss out of the top 20
Victor Osimhen has been named amongst the best 10 footballers in the world in 2023 by Spanish media outlets Marca
Conspicuously missing in the top 20 are Egyptian Salah and Algerian Mahrez.
The latest ranking comes just weeks after CIES Football Observatory also ranked Osimhen as the player with the highest market value in Africa.
The 24-year-old has been rated as the sixth most valuable player in the world per Marca.
In the report published on their website, the Nigeria Super Eagles striker is said to have a value of 120 million euros.
“Victor Osimhen, the Napoli striker, Serie A champion, raises his price to 120 million euros,” the reported said of Osimhen.
Osimhen has become a hero in Naples following an outstanding and historic campaign with his club Napoli.
He was at the heart of everything good as Napoli ended a 33-year wait for Serie A glory last season.
The Super Eagles star had his most productive season in club football after leading the club to glory with 26 goals to his name.
The former LOSC Lille forward was also named as Serie A’s best striker, becoming the first-ever African in the league’s 125-year history to achieve the feat.
Osimhen also proved decisive as Nigeria booked a place in next year’s AFCON, with the striker leading the chart in the qualifiers with seven goals to his name.
Two of those goals were scored in Nigeria’s last outing against Sierra Leone.