Nicolas Jackson Emerges As Most Valuable African Player, Kudus and Boniface Make Top 10 List

Nicolas Jackson Emerges As Most Valuable African Player, Kudus and Boniface Make Top 10 List

Lukman Mumuni
updated at June 9, 2024 at 10:28 PM
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  • The CIES Football Observatory has released the list of most valuable players after the 2023/24 European season
  • Several African players made the list including Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson and Mohammed Kudus of West Ham United
  • Nigeria duo Victor Boniface and Victor Osimhen also make the list of the top 10 most valuable African players

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The 2023/24 European football season ended a few weeks ago and several African players played various roles for their clubs, with some finishing on the podium.

A large number of players won titles with their clubs with Ademola Lookman of Nigeria and Morocco's Ayoub El Kaabi starring in the finals of two major European competitions.

The performances of these players have also affected their values in the football market.

Nicolas Jackson, Chelsea, England, Mohammed Kudus, Valuable Players, Africa.
Nicolas Jackson celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Manchester City on November 23, 2023, Photo: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC.
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In a list released by the CIES Football Observatory, Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson is the most valuable African Player at the moment with West Ham and Ghana's Mohammed Kudus following closely in second position.

After finishing the season strongly with Chelsea, Jackson's value rose to €99.3m while Kudus is worth €89.6m following his outstanding run with West Ham in his first campaign in England.

Fresh off winning the double with Bayer Leverkusen, Nigeria's Victor Boniface is now valued at €86.5m and sits third on the list while teammate Edmond Tapsoba of Burkina Faso is eighth and has a price tag of €59.2m.

Other players making the top 10 list are Victor Osimhen of Nigeria, Andre Onana of Manchester United and Brahim Diaz of Morocco and Real Madrid.

Most of the players on the list are already attracting interest elsewhere with Kudus identified as a target for Premier League giants Liverpool, as reported by Liverpool Echo.

Below is the top 10 list

Nicolas Jackson picks up injury on international duty

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea forward Jackson had been ruled out of Senegal's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mauritania on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

The 22-year-old picked up a knock during the game against the Democratic Republic of Congo and will not be available for the trip to Nouakchott.

His absence will be a huge blow for the injury-ravaged Senegal side, who are also missing talismanic forward Sadio Mane.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.