European squads are taking shape for the new season, and some Nigerian signings have been more impressive than others.
You’ll all have your opinions, but here’s our top five based on values extracted from Transfermarkt.com.
5. Babajide David – Adana Demirspor
Width in attack has been something that Adana Demirspor have been craving for a while, and in the signing Babajide David for €1m, they appear to have brought in a player who fits that need perfectly.
David’s move from Midtjyllland brings in a player with experience. He scored six goals and provided seven assists on loan at Hatayspor last term.
4. Emmanuel Dennis – Watford
Dennis might not be the most high-profile of arrivals into the Premier League this summer, but his addition by Watford has given the club a real presence in the centre of the attack.
Educated at Kwara Football Academy, the forward will be keen to justify the €4m investment by the Hornets.
3. Henry Onyekuru – Olympiacos
Everyone loves a skillful player, and with the arrival of Henry Onyekuru at Olympiacos, the Greek Super League is about to see one.
The 24-year-old makes his way to Greece via Monaco in France.
Just how he adapts to Greek football promises to be one of the more fascinating aspects of the new campaign, and it’s going to be fun to find out what happens. €4.5m isn’t a small investment.
2. Taiwo Awoniyi – Union Berlin
Clever additions have been a hallmark of Union Berlin and they have done well by signing Taiwo Awoniyi permanently from Liverpool on a €6.5m fee.
The 23-year-old will be bringing his clever movement, leadership skills and goalscoring ability to a squad that was hardly short on those qualities in the first place.
1. Frank Onyeka – Brentford
Discussions over the vast €10 million fee might still be doing the rounds, but Brentford have secured themselves a real talent in Frank Onyeka – who at 23 years old only looks like he’s going to get better.
A key player at Midtjyllland, there is a maturity to his game that belies his game, and he adds a welcome element to a Bees squad that had begun to look a little long in the tooth.
If he hits the ground running, that fee will be the last thing on people’s minds.