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Enyimba Slap €1m Valuation On Anayo Iwuala

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Enyimba have reportedly set a €1m asking price for Anayo Iwuala following interests in the winger from foreign clubs, reports Completesports.com.

The Nigeria international has been sensational this season with impressive displays in the Nigeria Professional Football League and CAF Confederation Cup.

The former KADA City player impressed on his Super Eagles debut against the Squirrels of Benin last month.

Read Also: Super Eagles: Iwuala, Another Star In The Making

He was also handed a cameo appearance in the following game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.

Iwuala also delivered a sumptuous assist in Enyimba’s 2-1 home win against Tunisian ES Setif on Sunday.

Not less than five European clubs are currently interested in the former Delta Force player.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • TOBIAS 5 days ago

    This is what we have been talking about. A game with d super eagle foreign clubs beckon. Call home based players…dx is wat happens after. The unfortunate thing is most of them ends up in obscured leagues in Europe. The league needs to be developed.

     
  • Walking 5 days ago

    You could have atleast name the clubs interested in him..

    Liar..

     
  • Dr. Drey 5 days ago

    Hehehehehe….fait acompli….LMAO.

    All the “invite homebased to SE to boost their confidence”, “invite home-based to improve the league”, “we should have a standing home-based squad” noise was all a farce. It has always been all about lining up some people’s pockets & marketing players to be shipped abroad…..LMAO. We’ve seen this movie over and over again.

    Pls where was this 1 million valuation before despite being a super regular both in the league and on the continent…LMAO. 13 minutes in the SE and bam….1 million valuation from nowhere…..LMAO. That also fully explains why a Junior Ajayi in the last year of his contract also suddenly became the messiah the SE has been waiting for.

    Congrats in advance to Iwuala….! Hopefully he gets a good Turkish or Scandinavian club where he can really get polished to standards.

    Next player pls…?! LMAO

     
    • Abdul 5 days ago

      As funny as this looks…that is just the fact man. We’ve seen this over and over again……

       
    • glory 5 days ago

      And these criminals always ever thinking they are fooling people by their fake love calls for homebased players to be invited by Rohr. Those that wanna ever remain their fools, being tossed to n fro can remain. Definitely not I n I. I EMPHATICALLY SAY IT AGAIN N AGAIN, THESE EVIL LOTS DONT CARE A PINCH ABOUT NIGERIA/SE. ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS LINING THEIR POCKETS AND WORST STILL, EVEN TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE PLAYERS INVOLVED. HOW ON EARTH WILL A SENSIBLE NATIONAL TEAM MANAGER KEEPS DESTABILIZING THE NATIONAL TEAM SET-UP WITH INVITATION OF NEW HOMEBASED PLAYER WHO WANNA BE FOREIGN JUST AFTER A NATIONAL TEAM GAME? ITS JUST SO SHAMEFUL THAT A FOREIGNER NOW CARES MORE ABOUT OUR NATIONAL INTEREST, THE SE, THAN THE EVER SELF-SERVING SO CALL EX-INTERNATIONALS/SELFISH NIGERIANS. EVERYDAY WE ATTACK THE NFF, THAT THEY ARE FAILING TO IMPROVE OUR LOCAL LEAGUE BUT I BOLDLY SAY IT HERE THAT THESE CRIMINALS ARE THE ONES DESTROYING OUR LEAGUE. THEY HAVE FORM THEMSELVES INTO A SYNDICATE GROUP, WORKING UNDERGROUND TO FRUSTRATE EVERY ATTEMPT BY NFF TO IMPROVE THE LEAGUE, AS DOING THAT WE MAKE IT HARDER FOR THEM TO MAKE FOREIGN CURRENCY FROM SELLING PLAYERS ABROAD. WHAT IS ODEGBAS WHO CLAIMS TO LOVE NIGERIA SO MUCH SAYING ABOUT THIS EVIL TREND? I REALLY WANT TO HEAR FROM HIM AND OTHERS CLAMOURING FOR HOMEBASED INVITATION TO SE. ABSOLUTE NONSENSE……

       
      • Eldridge Cleaver 5 days ago

        Well said @Glory. These evil agents have to know that the Super Eagles no longer represents Jankara market for them. This has to stop. Tell them my broda man.

         
    • Eldridge Cleaver 5 days ago

      I agree with you Drey. This trend has to stop.

       
  • KING 5 days ago

    How will our league be better, if any player puts up a good performance or show some ray of light, the next thing you will hear, he is going abroad.Why can’t club owners pay this players reasonable money, as it’s obtainable even in south Africa here

     
  • UBFE 5 days ago

    Ndi invite homebase which way na???

    Is this how Rohr will instill confidence in them??
    Hahahahaha…
    Ndi convidence…
    Bhuahahahaha…

    Is this how the league will bcome good??

    Is this how to build the team around homebase??…
    Ndi build the team around homebase…
    Bhuahahahahaha..

    Should we keep inviting and when needs arise we find none of them??

    How will the CHAN team be like when we continue like this??

    @Omo9ja pls parade your bathalion and ask them to come out from their caves and give suitable answers to the above questions…

    The same old path his likes followed and ended up in malta, iran, latvia, india & (east/north africa) and never be considered good enough even in those meadiocre leagues is where this young innocent poor boy is being dragged, forced, compelled to by agent to go….

    I can now bragg that nigerians are the major and real problem of nigeria.

    A foreigner is even more concern for our team than our ex…

    Fingers crossed while watching the drama…

    :::SHALOM:::

     
  • Chima E Samuels 5 days ago

    Super eagles is a place to showcase talent, its a place for the best, I don’t see anything bad if there are rumors like this after showcasing a few of his antics after all who them no dey carry rumors about? And who wants to remain in Aba all his life. Some of you only think one dimension. Make season end and he seals a deal to better his craft in a better facility lets see who has the final gain.

     
    • Michael Adelami 5 days ago

      So when he goes you will start compelling the coach to bring in another 4 new ones to disrupt the teams chemistry and stability, and when they also go, we must find another ones so that we can fail woefully.
      Clap for yourself.

       
    • Chima E Samuels 5 days ago

      Michael if you are iwuala will you want to progress yes or no? Will Eyimba pay him a million naira every week minus bonus? Baba lets be real if he gets a good deal cooking let it done if he is good he will land a good deal and continue playing for naija simple.

       
      • Chima E Samuels 5 days ago

        The other time they mentioned eagles traveling by boat na so una raise alarm like say na canoe them wan use carry boys enter Benin. If Iwuala was your brother and he played for eagles and Eyimba start hyping him, will you discourage them and he remains with the Aba side where he is not well paid for his value? Every foreign based was one’s an home base. Please lets seek progress until our clubsides starts paying well and etcetera.

         
    • Glory 5 days ago

      @ Chima Samuel,pls remove any personal misgiving towards anyone n see the point. You are missing the point. It is not about Iwuala not going foreign if he so desire. It is about players agent selfishly disrupting THE NATIONAL TEAM SET UP WITH CLAMOUR FOR HOMEBASED PLAYERS ADDITION ALL BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT THEIR POCKET. DOING THAT IS INSANELY DISRUPTIVE. EVEN CLUBSIDES WILL KICK YOU OUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO BUILD THAT CHEMISTRY WITH TEAM. NO ONE CARES IF IWUALA OR ANY HOMEBASED WANNA GO FOREIGN TO MAKE MONEY BUT PLEASE PLEASE THE TREND OF USING SE AS PLATFORM, MUST STOP, BECAUSE ITS DEFINITELY GOING TO AFFECT THE TEAM NEGATIVELY. NIGERIAN BEING WHAT WE ARE, WE ALWAYS FOCUS ON SHORT RUN WHERE SMALL BENEFITS IN THE SHORT RUN ALWAYS ENDS UP PRODUCING MONUMENTAL LONG TERM DAMAGE. NOW THE SE BRAND IS HOT IN THE MARKET AGAIN BUT IF THIS PURE EVIL TREND IS NOT CHECKED. WE ARE SURE NOT GONNA ARRIVE AT THE HEIGHT WE TRUELY BELONG. WE ARE SURE GOING TO RETURN TO THE DAYS WHERE SE BECOMES A LAUGHING STOCK AGAIN.

       
      • chuxs 3 days ago

        Am trying very hard to understand what point you making. So is there a crime if an agent believes his ward can displace some players in the national team. No agent has imposed any players on Rorh, all they ask is give them a chance, which the gaffer fails to do, always coming with several excuses not to include them in the national team. Please even agents abroad will do the same to have the players included in the national team. Even some of the foreign based players except the ones born outside of Nigeria, were given the opportunity through the various national teams.

         
  • pompei 5 days ago

    This is why I keep saying the solution to this conundrum of home based vs foreign based is = INVITE ONLY THE BEST PLAYERS TO THE SE, WHEREVER THEY MAY BE FOUND.
    If a player based in Timbuktu shows he is worthy, invite him. If he plays in a local Damaturu club, invite him. If a players is found that is better than what we currently have in a position, by all means invite him!
    Iwuala is currently home based. But based on his performances against Benin and Lesotho, it is hard to fault his invitation. He looks better than some of our foreign based regulars, in my honest opinion. So he deserves his chance.
    That confidence, the low center of gravity, the trademark move that takes him past defenders almost effortlessly, the frightening pace. This guy is good. He should have scored against Benin, he was face to face with a yawning net, but was stopped by a dubious foul call on Onuachu in the Benin vital area. I would have loved it if he scored, as that would have really helped his confidence, and spurred him on to greater things.
    It is true that there are greedy, selfish agents looking to profit from players like these out there. However, the solution for headache is never to cut off the head.
    It would not be right to stop a player like Iwuala from heading to a reputable foreign league, just because we want to stop greedy agents.
    What we need to do is come up with a system that protects players and our football from these avaricious agents.
    One thing we could do is make it mandatory that a home based SE invitee remain in Nigeria, unless he gets an opportunity in a reputable foreign league such as Spain, Germany, Belgium, England, Italy, France, and Holland. This is just to illustrate. So if Iwuala gets a “fantastic” offer from Cyprus, he will be informed that accepting that offer will bring his international career to a halt. To remain in the SE pool, he must remain in Nigeria, until an offer comes from one of the reputable leagues.
    AS I mentioned earlier, if a player is discovered in Timbuktu, or some other non-reputable league, to not invite him to the SE because of his league is not justified.
    If he shows himself to be worthy of an SE invite, then he must get his chance, preferable in a friendly. If he does well, then he can be encouraged to find himself a club in a reputable league.
    This is not a fool proof solution, but it can be tweaked and adjusted until we have a policy that protects our players from hungry agents, and ensures that our boys move on to reputable leagues abroad. Of course, the best solution is to upgrade our local league to foreign standards. For example, if our league offered competitive compensation and healthcare, it becomes more difficult for the new Iwualas we discover to be tempted by offers from obscure leagues.

     
  • Proudly 9ja 5 days ago

    Guys, 1st of according to reports from Enyimba, they said the 1€ million clause was added when they signed him 2 seasons ago and wasn’t inserted after he played for the SE contrary to what some are saying. See tge link from owngoal below.
    https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2021/04/06/enyimba-explain-why-they-want-e1m-as-transfer-fee-for-super-eagles-debutant-anayo-iwuala/

    Also football is a profession and many clubs will insert clauses on players after displaying serious potential, Haaland now has a 150€ million clause inserted after doing very well for Dortmund same as Sancho when Man United was chasing him, so it normal for clubs to do this. Is it bcos its Enyimba that we are complaining? I don’t buy the idea that if Anayo leaves it will disrupt the Eagles, if you say disrupt the honebase SE I will kinda buy that, but he hasn’t even kicked a stone for the CHAN SE, so what disruption will him leaving cause? Also if he is good enough based on the qualities demonstrated during training according to GR (mind u, i don’t believe he is yet when compared to the other players we have in that position) GR should invite him simple. Even if he ends up in cyprus, if he is deemed good enough he should be invited atleas he understand the playing philosophy required by the gaffer, so I don’t see any disruption here, afterall we have players in div 2 and obscure leagues and an unattached player being invited. I am not one to advocate for homebase players as I believe any invitation should be merited. I know with 100% certainty that as at now our best kegs are outside the shores of 9ja. However, I still believe GR should coach the CHAN SE, he is the coach of the SE not the coach of the foreign SE. It is only in Africa (as far as I know but I may be wrong) that u will have one coach for the overseas players and another for the honebased players. Yes, homebased players will always seek greener pastures when the opportunity arises, that’s human nature, nobody will see an opportunity to earn a better living elsewhere and decline such opportunity. Players will always move to other countries to better their careers and its the coach’s responsibility to replace such players with others when that happens. If Anayo leaves today, the Enyimba coach won’t cry over spilled milk, he will do his job and find a viable replacement, same in any work environment. I understand the situation of tge league as at now might not be greatest but I do believe there are talents in there, they may not be participating in CAF competitions which i think is really sad and worrying but there are talents there. Assigning a local coach to coach CHAN will amount to thesame thing, shady selection, corruption, poor man management & preparation and a completely different soccer philosophy from GR, which is not what 9ja needs. GR has brought stability and established a particular playing style, so who better to ensure continuity of this playing style than GR himself. if I were pinnick I will task GR to coach the CHAN team without a huge expecting like “u must reach semi final or win it” just create a competitive environment and create a template to be used in the future, except there is a clause in the contract that says coaching CHAN is not his responsibility. Just my opinion tho and its ok to disagree.

     
    • Glory 5 days ago

      @ Proudly nijja, what do call a situation where Anayo goes? and then Rohr starts getting attacked for not having homebased players in the invite list? It seems its becoming so hard for you to understand its not just about Anayo as a player but about the TREND, TREND TREND…

       
    • Chima E Samuels 5 days ago

      Top notch!

       
    • Dr. Drey 5 days ago

      Hahahahaha…Proudly9ja….If you dont, me I can smell lies from afar…LMAO. Nigerian clubs that lay off 12 players and recruit another 15 at the beginning of each season include #1m release clause in a player’s contract 2 years ago…..??? LMAO. Which lie lie contract…?? LMAO. When did Nigerian clubs start inserting release clauses in contracts of players…??? LMAO. Why have we not heard of the said valuation until after he has played 13 minutes in 2 games for the SE…despite Anayo being a super regular for the team overtime..?? So how much is in John Noble’s own contract…?? How much is in Omoyele’s own….Oladapo nko…?? Stanley Dimgba who disappeared from Aba only to show up as a Stellenbosch FC player in SA, how much was his own release clause for the 3 years he was in Enyimba. A whole Afelokai our CHAN goalie and Anyawu (one time SE invitee) who moved to Rivers United this season what was their “release clause” …??? Lol….nor be free transfer then comot for Enyimba..?? All the players who have been eloping from enyimba to other clubs in the league and overseas wetin be their own release caluse too…??? Anayo get 13 mins of game time as an international and all of a sudden release clause show from no where becos soup don done…..akpu wey dem go use chop am don set…..LMAO

      My brother pls lets not deceive ourselves. Biko tell mama albino make e stop to dey deceive insef say in pikin na oyinbo…..LMAO.

       
      • Proudly 9ja 5 days ago

        lol, my broda no use laff kee me. But if dem se d release clause dey dia wetin u want mek pessin talk na. But it makes sense for Enyimba to cash in now when the ovation is loudest. Clubs do do this when a particular player breaks out in a season. I bet Barca will insert a huge release clause now for Pedri now that he has become a mainstay in the Barca team and Spain National team. That is the club’s valuation of the player and since we are saying the league needs to be improved, this is also one of the ways to improve the league. @pompei even suggested an even better way for clubs to get more money after sales like most European clubs do, like inserting appearance bonuses, ability to buy back the player, and even inserting a clause that say if club A buys our player and sells that player to club B before the expiration of his contract with club A, we will get a certain percentage of the sale. These are good ways to promote professionalism and transparency, thereby improving the league. But yeah, its very possible that Enyimba added the clause recently but it could also be true that it was there b4 when they noticed his immense qualities lol. But u will also agree that clubs in Europe do thesame thing once they know a player is getting some kind of media interest. Grealish for example will now have a 80€ million release clause after a good season with Aston villa and making a few appearance for England. I bet if he plays and does really well in the EUROS that valuation will increase to 100€ million.
        I nor blame Enyimba ooo, na business soccer be.

         
  • BigD 5 days ago

    Is natural that a player who rises to the occasion will raise his value, however, and a big however, how did they come to a value of €1m?

    I have a thought process that has proved to be unpopular. No good team will buy a Nigerian player from the NPFL for one million euros. It is not about his value, it is about what the market will pay. No player has been sold from the NPFL for that amount in the last 10 years. No player has gone for even close to that amount in the last ten years. You can say I want one million, but if other countries are selling full internationals with 10 caps for 350K to 500K, a prospective buyer will walk away if you say one millon.

    The best way to price a player from the NPFL is to “price to sell” say, ok, he has two caps, we will take 500k euros and 30% on any future sale. Negotiate on that. If we look at the way a lot of players have increased in value over the past 3 years, a club will make far more than the one million they want. Osimhen went from $3m to 1$11m to $80m in just over 12 months. What is 30% of $80m? thats $26m. If we look at Terem Moffi, he went from $175k to $3m to $11m in 6 months. If we look at Ejuke, Moses Simon, Sam Kalu, Sadiq Umar, they all went from a few hundred thousand to amounts in the region of $10m (give or take $2m.) over their careers.

    It’s not about “one big hit”, the usual Nigerian way (We go hammer), but regular increasing sell on cut payments. If a club were to sell one player per year that way and were making $90k to $100k on sell on cuts, they will easily make the $1m per year ever year within a short time

     
    • Dr. Drey 5 days ago

      Thank you my brother. You really understand the dynamics, especially within the context of domestic football in Nigeria. Some people somewhere have just seen an opportunity the have long been denied and hence want to take “fullest” advantage of the situation albeit in a very unprofessional manner. The whole 1m release clause story for a player signed 2 seasons ago from his 2nd NNL club is really killing me with laughter here.

       
  • Proudly 9ja 5 days ago

    @Glory, is Anayo the only player in the NFPL that can be invited? I don’t understand what u mean by “and then Rohr starts getting attacked for not having homebased players in the invite list?”, as a coach or manager in any organizationthe buck stops with u, u have to do whatever it takes and use whoever you need to get the job done, you can’t be worrying about what others will say as people will always talk. How many successful leaders with vision follow whatever any Tom, dick and Harry says. Even Jesus and Mohammed as righteous as we view them weren’t able to satisfy everyone. You mention a trend, a trend I believe in is continuous development of oneself. Even if infrastructures are put in place to improve the nfpl today, there will be players that will still seek better opportunity outside the shores of 9ja to improve themselves. @Glory, am assuming u are outside the shores of 9ja from how you write, my apologies if am wrong but if u are, why did u leave 9ja in the 1st place? We can agree to disagree, like I said if it were me and tge opportunity arises for me to leave i will go, but if you on the other hand decides to stay then more power to you, we don’t need to argue about it, your views are yours alone.

     
    • GLORY 5 days ago

      Honestly reading this would have seriously got me worried.But really happy someone like Rohr is in charge. He will forever get my support, cos I trust he will stick to his modus operandi of inviting only the best. Only if circumstances leading to d few homebased invited, happens again, will we have to bother about having this argument again.

       
      • chuxs 3 days ago

        And where are the best plying their trade that some local players cannot be invited, Cyprus, china or those who are yet to find a club.