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Osimhen Ranked Joint-5th Most Expensive African Player

Osimhen Ranked Joint-5th Most Expensive African Player

Victor Osimhen’s move from LOSC Lille of France to Napoli of Italy in the summer window of the year 2020 has been ranked as the 81st most expensive transfer of all time.

According to a compilation of the 100 most expensive football transfers of all time done by GOAL via the official transfer market, Osimhen is right there on the 81st spot.


Paris Saint-Germain shook up the football world in the summer of 2017 when they signed Brazil’s Neymar from Barcelona and then promptly prised Kylian Mbappe away from Monaco.

Both attacking sensations remain the two most expensive players of all time but there is no denying that PSG’s sensational double swoop greatly inflated the transfer market.


Some massive moves followed with Barcelona trying to fill the void left behind by Neymar by signing Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann for nine-figure fees.

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Neymar from Barcelona to PSG for €222m is still the most expensive transfer of all time, Mbappe’s move from Monaco to PSG at €145m (+€35m) comes next followed by Joao Felix’s switch.

That was from Benfica to Atletico Madrid at €126m, Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona at €120m (+€40m) while Griezmann joined Barcelona from Atletico for a fee of €120m.

Nicolas Pepe who joined Arsenal from Lille for €79m is the most expensive African player followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who also joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for €63.75m.

Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan to PSG for €60m (+€11m) is the third most expensive African player, Naby Keita follows with his move from RB Leipzig to Liverpool for €60m in 2018.

Ghanaian, Thomas Partey who left Atletico Madrid for Arsenal for €50m in 2020 is the joint-fifth most expensive African player alongside Nigerian international striker, Oshimhen.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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  • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

    GOOD ONE but HONESTLY I will LOVE to see this GUY be CROWN the AFRICAN FOOTBALLER of the YEAR someday..

    E don tey wey NIGERIAN PLAYER receive that AWARD ooo..

    IMAGINE! Since KANU!!

  • Which good one? Napoli bought osimhen for 75 million not 50 million, this news is in appropriate and wrong, osimhen is the second highest in Africa.

    • James Philip 4 weeks ago

      Yes you are right some people don’t appreciate Nigeria , that is why didn’t nominate them for caf award