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Top 5 Nigerian football players in Europe (2023-24)

Victor Osimhen
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As the new football season starts, let’s take a look at the best Nigerian players that return to the pitch for their European clubs.

Nigeria has a rich history of producing exceptional football talent, a trend that has only intensified in recent years. From the English Premier League to La Liga, Nigerian footballers are making their mark on the international stage.

In this article, we take a look at the best Nigerian footballers who play for European clubs in the 2023-24 season.

5- Taiwo Awoniyi

Following an incredible spell at Union Berlin, Awoniyi joined Nottingham Forest last summer. The Nigerian striker scored ten league goals in his debut Premier League campaign, helping Forest survive relegation.

Awoniyi suffered a foot injury during the pre-season but came back in time for Forest’s opening game of the new season. The 26-year-old scored against Arsenal to find a brilliant start to the 2023-24 campaign.

4- Terem Moffi

Moffi established a reputation as one of Ligue 1’s best forwards last season, scoring 21 goals in 38 matches for Lorient. The Nigerian’s impressive consistency convinced Nice to sign him on a €30m deal ahead of the 2023-24 season.

Moffi is set to become a key player in Nice’s attacking line as he starts a new chapter in his career.

3- Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi remained a key player in Leicester City’s midfield line las season, making 30 appearances across all competitions. But his performances weren’t enough to save the Foxes from suffering Premier League relegation.

With the new Championship season already starting, it seems that Ndidi won’t leave the club this summer. The Nigerian star enters a crucial campaign with Leicester, who hope to bounce back and reclaim their place in the English top flight.

2- Samuel Chukwueze

Chukwueze’s brilliant performances for Villarreal last season attracted interest from a number of elite clubs in the summer transfer window.

The Nigeria international finally ended his five-year spell at Villarreal by joining AC Milan. He is expected to claim a starting spot under Stefano Pioli as the Nerazzurri hope to push for the Scudetto this season.

1- Victor Osimhen

Another Serie A star, Osimhen, played a crucial role in Napoli’s Serie A-winning campaign last year. The 24-year-old scored 26 goals and five assists in 32 league appearances for the Blues.

Manchester United and Bayern Munich were linked with big-money moves for Osimhen earlier this summer. But it seems that Napoli will keep the Nigerian star at least for another season.