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Nicolas Pepe becomes the most expensive African player of all time

Ivorian footballer player, Nicolas Pepe has become the most expensive African player of all time.

He signed for Arsenal FC from Lille of France in a deal worth about €80 million.

The 24-year-old played a total of 80 games for Lille, scoring 37 goals with 18 assists.

He becomes Arsenal most expensive signing in history after the arrivals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the Summer of 2018 for €63 million and €53 million respectively.

The top five most expensive African players are:

  1. Nicolas Pepe – Lille to Arsenal – US$89 million
  2. Cedric Bakambu – Villareal to Beijing Guoan – US$79 million
  3. Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City to Manchester City – US$72 million
  4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund – Arsenal – US$68 million
  5. Naby Keita – RB Leipzig – Liverpool – US$64 million

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Keji Rhodes August 3, 2019 at 9:44 pm

He will be a success in Arsenal FC.

Afrivelli August 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm

He sure will be a success. He was an influential player at Lille of France.


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