Africa has produced some of the world best footballers . They played for some of the world's most prestigious clubs such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool etc.
Such clubs are never shy of paying huge sums of money to secure signatures of the best talents across the world.
14. Islam Slimani – $35 million
13. Eric Bailly – $36 million
12. Hakim Ziyech – $41 million
Ziyech recently signed a pre-contract with Chelsea which will see him move to Stamford Bridge one's the season ends.
11. Sadio Mane – $42 million
Since his move, Mane has cemented his place one of the finest wingers in the world today and forged a deadly striking partnership with fellow Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah.
10. Achraf Hakimi –$45 million
Achraf Hakimi moved from Real Madrid to Inter in 2020, with reports suggesting the Milanese club have spent around €40 million (£36m/$45m) to secure the services of the youngster.
9. Mohamed Salah – $45 million
Mohamed Salah is a player who needs
Albeit that, his move from As Roma to Liverpool has helped establish him as one of football best players.
His contributions have helped transform Liverpool into an unstoppable force, winning the Champions league and Salah himself bagging a couple of individual awards.
8. Thomas Partey – $62 million
The Ghanian Joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020, signing a four year deal with an option to extend the contract. His weekly salary is above £200,000 which also constitutes of bonuses.
7. Nabby Keita – $64 million
6. Pierre Emrick Aubameyang – $68 million
His move can after 5 seasons with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, where he scored 144 goals in 213 matches.
5. Riyad Mahrez – $72 million
With clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester city salivating for the Algerian's signature, Leicester were not willing to sell their Star player below asking price.
It resulted Mahrez abstaining training in order to force his transfer to Manchester city in 2018. His $72 million move made him the most expensive African player at the time.
4. Cedric Bukambu – $79 million
He made a big money transfer from Villareal to Chinese super league side Beijing Guoan in 2018, where he is paid £307,000 weekly.
3. Achraf Hakimi – $84 million
The Moroccan joined PSG from Inter, after a stellar season with the Italian giants. The Parisians payed the Nerazzurri an initial fee of $71 million, with a further $9 million in add-ons based on benchmarks which are expected to be easily achieved, and then a further $4 million of add-ons
2. Nicolas Pepe – $89 million
It was premier league giants Arsenal who moved in for the player, agreeing to pay $89 million making the Ivorian the most expensive African player at the time.
1.Victor Osimhen – $90 Million
Osimhen move from Lille to Napoli made him the most expensive African footballer of all time, Costing the Italian giants $90 million plus bonuses according to Get French Football News.
Osimhen earned €80k a month in France and now will receive between €4m to €5.5m a year net excluding bonuses