Most valuable Africans outside Europe

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Most African footballers ply their trade in Africa or across Europe, but a number of the continent's brightest stars are blazing a trail in other leagues across the world – here are 10 of the most valuable!

The majority of Africa's most valuable exports ply their trade across Europe's top leagues, but there is an increasing number of players from the continent who are making waves across Asia, the Middle East and North America. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see the most valuable African players outside of Africa and Europe

Former FC Porto star Yacine Brahimi, who represents Algeria at international level, is the most valuable of these players with a reported market value of €13 million (R252 million), according to Transfermarkt. The 30-year-old is currently on the books of Qatari side Al Rayyan, and has scored 11 goals in 18 appearances since joining the club at the start of the season.

Brahimi is one of two African players outside of Europe and Africa who boasts a market value in the double figures; the other is Democratic Republic of Congo striker Cedric Bakambu. The former Villarreal hitman now plays for Beijing Guoan in China and is worth a neat €12 million (R233 million).

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Cape Verde forward Djaniny, who previously spent four years in Mexico with Santos Laguna, rounds out the top three with a value of €8 million (R155 million) at Saudi Arabia side Al Ahli Jeddah, although he shares the position with Nigeria's Ahmed Musa, who is on the books of domestic rivals Al Nasr.

The remainder of the list is made of players playing in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and China, with former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama the only footballer to feature from North America. The Kenya international joined MLS side Montreal Impact in March, and is valued at €6.5 million (R126 million), placing him in sixth position overall.

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