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Chinese Side To Make DR Congo Striker Most Expensive African In History

A Chinese Super League side is set to make a DR Congo striker the most expensive African footballer ever after agreeing to a £65 million (R 1.09 billion) deal.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the most expensive African footballers in history, according to the Daily Mail.

Beijin Guoan will pay £65 million for Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu, widespread reports suggest.

BBC journalist Gary Al-Smith has revealed the Chinese side have matched Bakambu's release clause of £35 million (R586 million) and are prepared to pay an extra £30 million (R503 million) in tax for the services of the DR Congo striker.

Bakambu's overall fee would be a new record for an African player, beating Mohamed Salah's record transfer from AS Roma to Liverpool, which cost the Reds £39 million (R653 million).

The 26-year-old's transfer would also beat Liverpool's £54 million (R905 million) deal for RB Leipzig's Naby Keita, which will be completed after the current campaign.

In addition, Africa's new most expensive player will earn a whopping £307 000 a week (R5.1 million).

Read: World's Highest Paid Player Quits China

Bakambu joined Villarreal from Bursaspor for just £6.75 million (R113 million) in 2015, and has since scored 47 goals in 105 appearances for the LaLiga side.

What do you make of the continued crazy spending in China? Have your say in the comments section below.


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