Africa has contributed immensely to European football. The talent and quality of these Africans in the game has placed them among the most valuable players in the world.
These are the 12 most expensive African football players of all-time. We extended the top 10 as some players transferred for the same amount of money.
10) Mehdi Benatia (Moroccan) – £21 Million
Transfer (2014): Roma to Bayern Munich
Roma paid €13.5-million to sign Benatia from Udinese in the summer of 2013. After a year starring in defence for Roma Benatia was subject to the interest of some of Europe’s biggest names including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich. Bayern eventually won the battle for the Moroccan international, paying Roma €26-million (£21m) for Benatia.