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How Much Is R28.5m Really?

In Soccer Laduma edition 874 it was reported that Orlando Pirates are asking R28.5 million from Russian clubs for Oupa Manyisa's signature. And it seems the asking price could discourage teams from bidding for 'Ace', jeopardizing his move abroad.

So let's ask ourselves, how much is R28.5 million really?

Roughly €2 million and £1.6 million, R28.5 million is how much Hull City paid last season for the services of Ivorian striker Yannick Sagbo after he scored 25 goals in 102 appearances over three seasons for French club Évian Thonon Gaillard, competing in Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and the Coupe de France.

In the same three seasons, Manyisa scored nine goals for Bucs in 90 appearances, adding seven goals in 51 appearances this past season.

Obviously Manyisa's key conribution is more midfield mastery and less goalscoring, and the disparity between the French leagues and the PSL must be taken into consideration, but it definitely seems that Oupa's pricetag isn't terribly far from matching his output.

But in reality, production in the PSL is not going to be as highly valued by European clubs as production in a European league, almost regardless of which European league, and for the most part that's reasonable. The level of competition in the PSL is clearly lower.

Andlie Jali and Knowledge Musona both made moves abroad for roughly R15 million, and that might be a more reasonable price for Manyisa.

But that brings up a new question: even with R28.5 million, could Pirates find another 'Ace' Manyisa?

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