Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye made Sparta Rotterdam starting XI to become the joint-most valuable Nigerian goalkeeper in the world.
According to latest report from transfermarkt, Okoye is worth 600,000 euros (N339 million), same valuation as Kaizer Chiefs star Daniel Akpeyi.
This is the highest transfer value Okoye has attained in his career, surpassing the 150,000 euros he reached in October 2019 after his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Brazil.
Okoye worked hard and was rewarded with a spot at Sparta Rotterdam’s starting lineup, going the distance in their last eight matches in the Eredivisie and keeping three clean sheets while conceding 10 goals.
The former Fortuna Düsseldorf youth-teamer is beginning to win back critics confidence which was dashed after his poor outing for the Super Eagles by conceding four goals from Sierra Leone on November’s AFCON qualifier at Benin.
The 21-year-old is the 7th most expensive player at Sparta Rotterdam, ranks number 236 among all players of the Eredivisie, 560th most expensive goalkeeper in the world and 78th among all players from Nigeria.