Nigerian players, especially their strikers, have been playing impressively and scoring goals in their respective leagues. These Nigerian players are capable of making their national team one of the most difficult teams to beat in the world.
However, these are the five players who are the highest goal scorers in their respective leagues.
- Victor Osimhen
The record-breaking player, Osimhen, is the highest goal scorer in Serie A with 16 goals. The Nigeria striker had been in quite impressive form, scoring excellent goals and creating chances for his team.
The player is part of the Napoli squad that is likely to win the Scudetto before the end of the season. The team is also in the Champions League and is driving towards winning the biggest title in Europe.
He is the most promising prospect in Serie A, and Napoli are not looking forward to selling the player next season. Manchester United are interested in the player, but only a record fee will bring him to the Red Devils.
2. Folarin Balogun
The young striker is one of the biggest strikers in Serie A. The former Arsenal player is currently on top of the Ligue 1 chart in terms of goals scored. The Nigerian now has 14 goals to his name and is helping his team, Reims, win matches.
Arteta would love to welcome back the striker, and he may start ahead of Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.
However, if Reims goes to the Champions League next season, the player is likely to sign a permanent deal with the club.
3. Chuba Akpom
The Middlesbrough striker has scored 16 goals already this season. When you look at his performance before Michael Carrick took over, it was extremely poor, but the Middlesbrough manager has brought a difference to the club.
With his excellent performance, he is likely to be called up for the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
4. Josh Maja
He is a Nigerian striker who plays for Bordeaux in Ligue 2. Maja had scored 12 goals for the French side, and he is currently the highest goal scorer in the league.
However, the striker is more concerned about helping his team get promoted to Ligue 1 next season.
5. Paul Onuachu
The striker is a goal machine who is capable of causing havoc to the defense. He played for FC Genk and scored 16 goals in the Belgian League before moving to Southampton in the Premier League.