Africa have been an outstanding in the football sphere. Some African players perform remarkably well that they cost a lot to sign. The most expensive African footballer is Cote d’Voire football star Nicolas Pepe. Others on the list of African most expensive football players are Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah and many others.
However, contents101 will focus on the top five most expensive players. The likes of Naby Keïta, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane despite being one of the most expensive African players are not in the list. Here are the top five most expensive footballers in Africa
1. Pepe (€80m)
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Nicolas Pepe from Cote d’Voire is the most expensive footballer in Africa. Pepe signed a five years deal with English Premier League side Arsenal for a record breaking fee of €80million. In 2019, Pepe moved from Lille to Arsenal.
2. Bakambu (€72m)
Cedric Bakambu is a Beijing Guoan and DR Congo forwarder. Bakambu made it to the list of most expensive African football players in 2018. The Chinese outfit, Beijing Guoan signed him from Villarreal at a whooping sum of €72 million.
3. Mahrez (€67m)
Riyad Karim Mahrez is an Algerian and Manchester City winger. The Algerian winger is one of the most expensive footballers in Africa. In 2016, Mahrez was on the list of top 50 most valuable players in Europe. In 2018, Mahrez was signed to Manchester city for €67 million.
4. Aubameyang (€63m)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Gabonese and Arsenal forwarder. Aubameyang move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal in 2018 was a record deal of €63 million. The striker have recently extended his contract which is due to expire by the end of 2020/21 season by three years. Aubameyang is considered to be one of the top strikers in recent football.
5. Osimhen (€60m)
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Victor Osimhen despite being young is one of the most expensive footballers in Africa and the most expensive footballer in Nigeria. Osimhen’s transfer deal of €60 million from Lille to Napoli was one of the record breaking deals in the football industry.