Nigerian football star, Jay-Jay Okocha believes that he would have cost about 150 million euros in today’s transfer market if football clubs wanted to hire him.
He made this comment in response to the huge sums that football clubs are presently paying to buy players.
During an interview with Hurriyet, the former Super Eagles captain alleged that if he were to measure his value based on the current transfer market, teams would shell out millions of euros to acquire him.
“Maybe 1 billion should have been paid for me.
They paid £106m for their defensive midfielder Chelsea. To a player from Portugal. I would have cost around €150m. My assists, dribbles… World football started to pay a lot of money. Such would be the numbers of players of this quality.”
The former Fenerbahçe player also spoke on how much he misses the club:
“It was a really difficult decision. I left very sadly. I was very happy in Fenerbahçe. Moreover, I married my wife in Turkey. My children were about to be born.
“When I went to the World Cup, I had no such thing in mind. After the matches in the World Cup, an offer came from PSG. Aziz Yildirim was the president. He didn’t want to send me. He didn’t even interview the PSG Club. This process has been very difficult. Despite my sadness, when such an offer came, I wanted to make money for Fenerbahçe.”