Today we will provide you with all the latest news from the football market exclusively focusing on Nigeria’s national football players.
The Nigerian football selection, despite the expectations for the World Championship in Russia, were very high, did not go in the competition, beyond the qualifying round. Nigeria, in fact, ranked third in Group D, not qualifying for the phase of direct elimination of the World Championship.
After the World Cup in Russia, as every summer, in recent weeks we are experiencing the most salient and exciting phases of the summer football market; there are many talents of Nigerian selection that affect these hot phases of the market. Some players are looking for a new team, while others are reconfirmed in the clubs where they played last season.
Let’s talk about Victor Moses, one of the talented symbol of the Nigerian football team. The Nigerian Champion exploded in London club Chelsea: Moses was strongly wanted by the Salento coach Antonio Conte, being aware of the great potential of the footballer.
The midfielder of the Super Eagles, who played in Premier League in Chelsea last season is distinguished by great technical skills and unquestionable talent. In the previous season, the young player had arrived in the first English division, in the ranks of the Crystal Palace club; after a year of running in the London club, the champion arrived at Chelsea, carving out an important role in the team of Antonio Conte.
Today Victor Moses has become a favorite of Chelsea fans, who have elected him, player of the year of the English club. The Italian coach Antonio Conte, was very important for the training of the young player. The Nigerian player has every intention of continuing his lucky adventure with Chelsea jersey, also in the next season.
The young Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi, 1996 class, is quoted 15 million Euros. The player played last season in the ranks of the English team Arsenal. Uncertain about his future, and the team in which he will play next season. Among the various market hypotheses, the suggestion of the Italian destination: the Roman club Lazio, is looking for a worthy substitute for the footballer, Felipe Anderson.
According to leaked information from some rumors of Italian sports newspapers, the destination of Iwobi for next year could be Rome. Alex Iwobi’s contract with Arsenal is due to expire, on 30 June 2020. However, according to rumors of recent days, the footballer could leave London, before the natural conclusion of the contract with Roma destination. In addition to Lazio, there are other international clubs interested in the 22-year-old Nigerian.
Many internationally renowned players of the Nigerian selection, play in international leagues of the first level. There are many Nigerian players abroad. Starting from the first mentioned Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi, both militants in the British top league, we see where the main Nigerian footballer talents are playing.
The trend of Nigerian players abroad is already evident in the defense of the national selection. All the players of the Nigerian defense squad play in foreign championships. Chidozie Awaziem plays in the French Championship in the ranks of Nantes, Leon Balugun plays in Germany with the jersey of Mainz 05, Kennet Omeruo and William Troost Ekong in the Turkish championship, respectively in Kasimpasa Sk and Bursaspor.
The young defender Brian Idowu plays in the championship of the Russian Federation, in the team of FK Amkar Perm; Elderson Echiejile plays in Belgium, with the jersey of the Cercle Brugge and finally, Tyronne Ebuhei is a footballer of Ado Den Haag (Dutch Championship).
Nigerian footballer abroad also with regard to the midfield squad of the national team: Nigeria’s number 8, Peter Etebo, plays in the Spanish Liga in the Uds Las Palmas team. Ogenyi Onazi and Abdullahi Shehu, in Trabzonspor and Bursaspor, respectively are in the top Turkish League. The number 15 Joel Obi, plays in Italy in Serie A, in the team of Torino.
Wilfred Ndidi plays in the British Premier League with the Leicester City jersey. Finally, the number 19 John Ogu plays in Israel, in the team of Hapoel Be’er Sheva, while the number 10 John Mikel, wears the jersey of Tianjin Teda in the highest Chinese football category.
Most of the strikers of the Nigerian national selection, play in the maximum English league. Kalechi Iheanacho plays in the team of Leicester City, while as mentioned earlier, Iowbi plays in Arsenal, and Moses in Chelsea. The other strikers of the Nigerian National team are divided between Italy, Russia, and China: Simeon Nwankwo wears the Crotone jersey, Ahmed Musa plays in CSKA Mosca, and finally Odion Ighalo in the Chinese championship (Chancun Yatai).
The strength of the Nigerian national team is the militancy of its players playing in international leagues at the top level.