Most expensive 2021/22 African transfers

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Africa's stars continue to make their mark in Europe, with many having secured moves to some of the biggest clubs recently. Here are the most expensive African signings of the latest transfer window!  

Paris Saint-Germain made seven signings in the past few months, but it is Morocco star Achraf Hakimi who holds the accolade of being their most costly incoming.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see the most expensive African signings of the latest window, per Transfermarkt

According to Transfermarkt, PSG signed the fullback from Inter Milan at a fee of €60 million (R1 billion), and after securing his second move in two years, the 22-year-old became the first African player to break the €100 million (R1.6 billion) mark in transfer fees generated in his career. 

In Spain, Barcelona sold highly-rated La Masia product Ilaix Moriba to RB Leipzig for €16 million (R270 million). Per Marca, the 18-year-old wanted wages that the Catalan giants were not willing to offer him in a new deal, thus leading to their decision to sell him.  

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The young midfielder has played for Spain at youth level, but it was recently reported that he had decided to represent Guinea, his country of birth, at senior international level. 

Leicester City, meanwhile, swooped in for Zambia sensation Patson Daka, who was widely linked with a move Liverpool and Chelsea before the Foxes seemingly beat them in securing the player's signature from Red Bull Salzburg. 

The striker reportedly came with a hefty €30 million (R507 million) price tag after he won the 2020/21 Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Season award, having scored 27 goals in 28 league matches for the club last season.  

Other African stars who were sold for high prices in Europe recently include Brighton & Hove Albion's new Zambian midfielder and an 18-year-old Senegalese star who signed for Tottenham Hotspur – scroll through the gallery above to see the most expensive African signings of the latest transfer window!

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